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February 21, 2012 8:11 am

Reports Say 12 Dead in Syria as Army Continues Crackdown

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Tanks firing at the Syrian city of Homs. Photo: wiki commons.

VOA – Activists say Syrian government forces have killed at least 12 people in heavy shelling of a rebel-held district in the flashpoint city of Homs.

Activists say at least one child was among the victims in the artillery barrage Tuesday on the neighborhood of Baba Amro.

The casualty figures could not be independently verified because Syria restricts operations of foreign media.

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