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February 13, 2012 12:00 pm

Syria Rejects Peacekeepers, Continues Deadly Attacks

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (left) with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (right). Photo: wiki commons.

NY Times – Syrian forces were reported on Monday to have resumed their bombardment of the embattled city of Homs for a 10th day after the authorities in Damascus rejected efforts by the Arab League to seek a United Nations peacekeeping mission for Syria and to deepen the ostracism of President Bashar al-Assad within the Arab world.

Tank fire hit two neighborhoods at the vanguard of opposition to Mr. Assad, Reuters reported, quoting activists seeking the Syrian leader’s downfall. Opposition campaigners said at least 23 people were killed on Sunday, triggering protests in many parts of Syria as a gesture of support for activists in Homs.

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