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MIDEAST > Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs; 38 killed

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An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on June 8, 2012 shows smoke billowing from the flashpoint Syrian city of Homs which activists said was being attacked by regime forces. AFP photo

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on June 8, 2012 shows smoke billowing from the flashpoint Syrian city of Homs which activists said was being attacked by regime forces. AFP photo

Syrian opposition activists say government forces are pounding rebellious areas in the central province of Homs and that the shelling there has so far killed 38 people.

The activists say nine people have been killed in Homs today alone. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and other activists say six people died in the shelling of the province's town of Qusair, near the border with Lebanon. Three others were killed in the town of Talbiseh, north of Homs city.

Yesterday, 29 people died in violence across Homs, according to activists.

Syrian troops have been shelling opposition strongholds in a renewed push to regain control of those areas as the rebels grow bolder in their attacks on the Syrian military.

June/10/2012

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mohammad kamal habbaba

6/12/2012 12:09:50 PM

Larger Scale intervention is a dead deal, by da way the army is not trying to regain control of anything as there is nothing under control of so called rebels. Turkey sided with militerising syrians against syrians and act as router for alQaida's tunisian and Libiyan militans. Erdogan Failed to read syrians and geopolitic situations. there is an absoulute winner whom is Al-ASAD and an absolute looser the syrians who have nothing to do with ethnicity, race and whats ever.

M Kurutz

6/10/2012 4:41:36 PM

Is the idea of a buffer zone to protect Syrian refugees and secure the border a dead issue? There was great volumes of diplomatic talk pressuring al-Assad at the beginning. A buffer zone would send a clear humanitarian and geopolitical message from Turkey, while avoiding the political and logistical quagmire of a more direct, larger scale intervention.
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