Activists say that Syrian troops are back in the city of Hama
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Syrian forces 'kill seven in Homs', activists claim

Syrian security forces have killed at least seven people in Homs, according to activists.

They are the latest deaths in a crackdown on opposition groups by the government of Bashar al-Assad.

The US has now imposed new sanctions on Syrian companies, and has made its strongest condemnation yet of the regime.

Jim Muir reports from Beirut in neighbouring Lebanon.

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