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Ruined Baba Amr; Syria’s ghost town | Middle East Online

Two months of bombardment have reduced ‘heart of revolution’ Homs city to nothing more than heap of ruins. A terrorist haven in the eyes of the Syrian regime but “heart of the revolution” for its foes, Baba Amr is now a ghost town where residents move silently among the rubble of their homes. Two months of bombardment reduced this central ...

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American, French journalists killed in Syria | CBS News, Al Jazeera (video)

Two Western journalists, including veteran American reporter Marie Colvin, were killed in intense shelling by President Bashar Assad’s regime in the central town of Homs on Wednesday, according to Syrian activists and the French government. Activists said both were killed in the shelling of a makeshift media center in the hard-hit neighborhood of Baba Amr early Wednesday morning. For more ...

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Syrian forces intensify attack on Homs | The Guardian

Syrian troops have shelled districts in the rebel stronghold of Homs, killing at least 16 people and compounding fears of a fresh round of bloody urban combat in a country on the brink of all-out civil war. Activists said the intense shelling of Baba Amr in Homs on Tuesday lasted a few hours but did not seem to be the ...

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