Activist: Syrian forces kill 4 villagers near Homs

AMMAN - Syrian forces killed four villagers in the central province of Homs on Tuesday in an escalating crackdown on the most defiant center of opposition to Syrian President Bashar Assad in an eight-month-old uprising, an activists said.
Two children, both approximately ten years old, were among those killed when tanks fired at villagers in the main street of Tal Dao, 22 km northwest of Homs.