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25 killed in Syria as troops pound Homs

Syrian forces on Monday pounded the powderkeg city of Homs with rockets and mortars, killing 25 people and wounding scores amid outrage over a Russia-China veto of a UN resolution to stop the violence. In Homs, upwards of 17 civilians were killed and dozens wounded as security forces renewed their…

Syria opposition urges UN action over ‘massacres’

The opposition Syrian National Council on Wednesday urged theUN Security Council and Arab League to hold emergency meetings after “massacres” carried out by regime forces. Reacting to reports this week of the killing of hundreds of civilians, the opposition bloc called for an “emergency UN Security Council session to discuss the regime’s massacres in…