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Syria: 'Many dead' in latest Homs attacks

Activists believe as many as 47 people have been killed in an attack by pro-government militia in the embattled Syrian city of Homs.

(BBC) Damascus - Activists believe as many as 47 people have been killed in an attack by pro-government militia in the embattled Syrian city of Homs. Women and children are said to among those who were reportedly tortured and killed on Sunday night in the neighbourhood of Karm el-Zeytoun. The Syrian government acknowledged the deaths, but blamed "armed terrorists'.

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