Turkey closes Syria embassy, Homs shelled again PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 March 2012 14:01

Residents are seen near a damaged mosque after heavy shelling by government forces in Sermeen, near the northern city of IdlibBEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey closed its embassy in Syria on Monday, further isolating President Bashar al-Assad, whose forces again bombarded the battered city of Homs with mortars in an effort to quell unrest. Video showed towering flames and thick black smoke billowing from at least two locations in Homs, Syria's third largest city, which has become the epicenter for the year-long revolt. Residents accused the army of indiscriminate shelling. "Every day the shelling goes on. The regime is wiping out the city," said Waleed Faris, an activist who lives in Homs. ...

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