Breaking News: Syrian tanks pound Homs after army defections-residents

Reuters , Saturday 29 Oct 2011

Syrian tanks heavily shell old district in Homs after a wide-range defection in the army, residents said

Syrian tanks pound an old district in Homs on Saturday in one of the heaviest barrages since the military intensified an assault on the central city two weeks ago to crush protests and a nascent insurgency, residents said

Several army deserters took refuge in the district of Bab Amro the day before, adding to hundreds who had already defected, they said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said initial reports indicated that one person was killed and at least five injured in the attack.

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