Syrian City of Homs
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Syria unrest: Heavy bombardment in the City of Homs

Rebel-held areas of the central Syrian city of Homs have come under intense bombardment from the Syrian army.

Thousands have died in Syria in an 11-month uprising against the government.

The area of Baba Amr, which has been under siege for two weeks, endured several hundred shells over a period of one or two hours, says the BBC's Jim Muir, who is monitoring events from neighbouring Lebanon.

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