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AMMAN - Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad
killed nine people in attacks on the city of Homs on Wednesday, activists
The dead included two protesters shot dead by pro-Assad
militiamen, known as shabbiha, in front of the Fatima mosque in
the district of al-Waar after nightly Ramadan prayers, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
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forces killed three anti-Assad protesters Tuesday night in the towns of Deir al-Zor and Homs.
least three people were killed during a raid on the
Bayada district of Homs last Thursday, an activists' organization said,
in what was the second day of attacks on residential neighborhoods
following night protests.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, armored Syrian forces killed at least 15
civilians in a similar assault on the Bab Amro district of the city the day before.
in Homs three months ago after large protests demanding an end to 41
years of Assad family rule.
Homs, Syria's third largest city, is 165 km north of