Elite forces try to close in on Syria's Homs




 
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Elite forces try to close in on Syria's Homs
 
March 1st, 2012  
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Elite forces try to close in on Syria's Homs
AMMAN (Reuters) - Elite forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pounded a rebel bastion in Homs on Thursday in what appeared to be a final push on the opposition stronghold after more than three weeks of siege and bombardment, activists said. A senior official in the rebel Free Syrian Army told Reuters rebels in the district of Baba Amro were fending off more than 7,000 government troops. Opposition forces had promised to step up attacks elsewhere in Syria to try to relieve the pressure. ...




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