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# homs - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Four Syrian soldiers killed as Arab League begins second day of observing

Human Rights Watch has accused Syrian authorities of hiding hundreds of detainees from the observers now in the country.

# homs - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

'Whitewash' - Protests rage in Syria as Arab League monitors arrive

President Bashar Assad’s regime continues to crack down on protesters as he resists pressure to step down. Nearly 300 civilians have been killed in the last ten days alone.

# homs - Monday 26 December, 2011

Arab League monitors due in Syria as violence escalates

Activists have claimed that between 13 and 20 people have been killed in the city of Homs today.

# homs - Sunday 25 December, 2011

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# homs - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

At least 150 dead after two days of violence in Syria

Activists have said that 84 people died on Tuesday as security forces opened fire on protesters and army defectors.

# homs - Monday 12 December, 2011

Syrian troops and army defectors clash as elections underway

Municipal elections are underway across the country but turnout is expected to be low as anti-government opposition called for a boycott of the poll.

# homs - Friday 9 December, 2011

Children among the dead as violence escalates in Syria

Two boys, ages 10 and 12, were hit by stray bullets near government checkpoints in the city of Homs, according to anti-government protesters.

# homs - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Explosion strikes major Syrian oil line: report

The domestic supply pipeline carries around 140,000 barrels of oil a day.

# homs - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

UN says 3,500 dead so far in Syria uprising

Dozens have been killed since the brokering of a peace plan by the Arab League last week – and during a major Muslim holiday – the UN says.

# homs - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Syrian troops kill 11 despite Arab League accord

Under the Arab League plan, Syria’s government agreed to pull tanks and armored vehicles out of cities, release political prisoners and allow journalists and rights groups into the country.

# homs - Friday 4 November, 2011

Syrian forces continue to strike protesters despite deal to end violence

Activists say that nine anti-Assad regime protesters were killed by Syrian security forces today.

# homs - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Syrian tanks fire on Homs, defy Arab-brokered deal

At least 12 people have been killed in the city of Homs today.

# homs - Monday 10 October, 2011

'Dozens' killed in Syria violence

Activists say clashes broke out between troops in the central city of Homs after some refused to fire at protesters.

# homs - Monday 29 August, 2011

Syrian forces kill six as Turkey warns Assad of his future demise Syria This post contains videos

Syrian forces kill six as Turkey warns Assad of his future demise

Turkey tells Damascus to look at Tunisia, Egypt – and now Libya – as warnings on the future collapse of the Assad regime.

# homs - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Syria: Bashar compared to Gaddafi amid claims military ops have stopped

Assad has apparently told the UN that military and police operations in his country have stopped.

# homs - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Syrian forces open fire on funeral procession

Ten people were killed when security forces opened fire on a funeral procession today.

# homs - Friday 15 July, 2011

Syrian forces open fire on protesters, killing 14

Today’s rallies appear to be the largest and most widespread since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began in March.

# homs - Sunday 29 May, 2011

Two dead and several injured after Syria sends tanks and troops to quell protests

Human rights groups now say that more than 1,000 people have been killed in the two-month long crackdown on protests by Bashar Assad’s government troops.

# homs - Friday 13 May, 2011

Thousands of Syrians take to the streets again with one protester killed

In what has become a weekly event, thousands of protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers only to be met with bullets, tear gas and batons wielded by security forces.

# homs - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Tanks shell city of Homs as Syria pulls bid for UN Human Rights seat

Syria’s third-largest city has come under fire from government forces, with some reports suggesting the city has been under siege for four days.

# homs - Friday 6 May, 2011

Witnesses say 30 people killed as Syrians protest in 'day of defiance'

The UN is sending a team into Syria to investigate the circumstances surrounding the apparent crushing of the uprising and the European Union is expected to place sanctions on Syrian officials next week.

# homs - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Syrian security forces open fire on sit-in

Reports indicate that one person may have been killed after security forces opened fire with live ammunition and tear gas on hundreds of anti-government demonstrators in a pre-dawn raid this morning.