Syrian Troops Advance on Rebel-Held Area of Homs
Security forces are advancing on the rebel-held neighborhood of Baba Amr in Homs, as Syrian officials confirm a ground offensive is under way.
February 29, 2012
(AP) Beirut - A Syrian official says security forces are advancing on the rebel-held neighborhood of Baba Amr in the restive central city of Homs.
Homs, and particularly Baba Amr, have been heavily shelled by tanks, artillery and rockets for weeks already by security forces trying to quell the 11-month-old uprising to oust President Bashar Assad. But the statement on Wednesday indicated a ground offensive was under way.
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