Anti-government activists in Syria
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Syrian forces 'shell city of Homs'

The UN Security Council is expected to vote later on Saturday on a resolution backing an Arab League peace plan for Syria, amid reports of more than 200 people killed by shelling in Homs.

The draft resolution calls on President Bashar al-Assad to hand power to a deputy to oversee a transition.

Meanwhile, Syrian activists described violence in Homs as a "real massacre".

One anti-government activist spoke to BBC News and said "they started the attack two and a half hours ago and we don't know why".

  • 04 Feb 2012
  • From the section World
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