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February 14, 2012 12:42 pm

Syria Using Rockets and Tanks on Tuesday to Crush Opposition

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Syrian government forces firing heavy artillery. Photo: RachelCorrie1 via YouTube.

NY Times – The Syrian government on Tuesday brushed aside a stern castigation from the top United Nations human rights official about its deadly attacks on civilians, calling her assessment propaganda as Syria’s military resumed what one activist described as the “brutal shelling” of the city of Homs.

A day after the official, Navi Pillay, the United Nations’s high commissioner for human rights, offered a grim appraisal of the Syrian conflict, activists said the shelling resumed in earnest at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, with rockets and tank shells whistling into parts of the city as often as every two minutes.

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