US says Syria shelling of Homs violates ceasefire

UNITED NATIONS - US envoy to the United Nations Susan Rice said on Saturday that Syria's shelling of the city of Homs had violated a fragile ceasefire in the 13-month-long conflict that has brought the country to the brink of civil war.
Activists reported the first shelling on Saturday in Homs by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad since the UN-Arab League-brokered ceasefire took effect on Thursday.
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