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Syrian forces shell Homs despite ceasefire

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 - 01:13

April 15 - Video posted to a social media website purports to show heavy shelling in the battered city of Homs -- four days after a ceasefire was set to take effect. Travis Brecher reports.

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Four days after a ceasefire was meant to take effect in Syria, violent attacks persist. This video that activists posted to a social media website purports to show heavy shelling in the battered city of Homs. Syrians in the hard-hit district of Khalidiya said shells were coming in at a rate of one per minute. Reuters is unable to independently verify the content of this footage. Despite the continued violence, there has been a significant drop in the daily death toll - which had at times topped 100. Syrian authorities continue to blame the violence on what they describe as "terrorists" seeking to topple the country's leadership. A six-person team of United Nations observers was due to deploy in blue helmets on Monday to monitor the ceasefire that is yet to take hold. Travis Brecher, Reuters

Syrian forces shell Homs despite ceasefire

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 - 01:13

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