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July 1, 2013 12:43 am

Syrian City of Homs Flattened in Regime Battle Against Rebels

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

Jerusalem Post – AMMAN – Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces pounded Sunni Muslim rebels in the city of Homs with artillery and from the air on Sunday, the second day of their offensive in central Syria, activists said.

They said rebels defending the old center of Homs and five adjacent Sunni districts had largely repelled a ground attack on Saturday by Assad’s forces, backed by guerrillas from the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah, but reported clashes and deaths within the city on Sunday.

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