Syrian regime attacks rebel hub

It shells Homs; mortar round strikes Turkey, reignites tensions

Posted: October 6, 2012 at 3:49 a.m.

A Syrian rebel injured in fighting with government forces is carried out of the Syrian town of Tel Abyad across the border to the Turkish city of Akcakale. A Syrian mortar round landed inside Turkey on Friday, prompting Turkish troops to return fire

The Syrian military opened a second urban front Friday, attacking the rebel stronghold of Homs with the most intense artillery barrage in months and putting opposition fighters there and in Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, increasingly on the defensive.

Raw: Syrian warplanes pound Homs, activists say

Syrian warplanes and artillery pounded the central city of Homs on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, subjecting the former rebel stronghold to its worst bombardment in months, activists say.
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