Syrian forces renew assault on Homs, kill 3, activists say

By REUTERS
September 7, 2011 10:03

 
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AMMAN - Syrian forces backed by tanks killed at least three civilians in a large scale assault on Homs on Wednesday, local activists said, renewing raids on Sunni districts in the city that has seen daily pro-democracy protests and a spike in sectarian tensions.

"Most land and cellphone lines and the Internet have been cut off. Tanks moved in at dawn and began firing heavy machineguns randomly at houses in Bab Tadmur, Warsha district and Bab Dreib.

Troops also deployed in Bab Sbaa, two explosions were heard in al-Khader neighborhood and they sealed off the city center," said a statement by Homs City Neighborhoods Union sent to Reuters.

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