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‘Many dead’ in fresh Homs attacks

‘Many dead’ in fresh Homs attacks

Activists believe as many as 47 people have been killed in an attack by pro-government militia in the embattled Syrian city of Homs.

Women and children are among those reported to have been tortured and killed on Sunday night in the neighbourhood of Karm el-Zeytoun.

The Syrian government acknowledged the deaths, but blamed “armed terrorists”.

The attack happened hours after UN-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan ended his two-day mission to Damascus.

Homs has been under assault for weeks as government forces have tried to root out rebel fighters. Parts of the city are devastated.

March 12th, 2012

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