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Violence in Syria Increasing as Assad Loyalists Gain in Homs

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with his wife Asmaa in Moscow. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Wall Street Journal – HOMS, Syria—Forces loyal to the Syrian regime are slicing through the heart of this rebel stronghold, spurring the opposition to brutal tactics that it once condemned and pushing the country toward irretrievable sectarian violence.

Fresh from victory in the strategic town of Qusayr 10 miles from here, Syrian government and Hezbollah forces on Monday assaulted rebel-held areas of this provincial capital, a city already riven by sect and loyalty to the government.

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