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Syria unrest: Tanks 'advance' on besieged city of Hama

Government tanks in Syria have reportedly advanced deep into the besieged central city of Hama to put down opposition protests.

Residents who spoke to Reuters said tanks had reached Orontes Square in the city centre, focus of mass rallies against President Bashar al-Assad.

The reported advance followed a new bombardment of the city of 800,000.

The UN Security Council is split over how to respond to the bloodshed, which the UN secretary general has condemned.

Jonathan Josephs reports.

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