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Syrian forces shell Homs despite ceasefire

Sunday, April 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

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Syrian forces shell Homs despite ceasefire

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 01:13