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Syrian Tanks Bombard Homs, Ignore UN Security Council

On Saturday, Syrian forces pounded the central city of Homs with mortar fire while troops backed by heavy armor stormed rebellious towns across the country, leaving six civilians and four soldiers dead, according to opposition activists. Ignoring a UN Security Council call for an end to hostilities, President Bashar Assad's forces clashed with rebel fighters and bombarded several towns and cities, aiming to crush a year-long uprising against the government.

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