Middle East

June 20, 2012

Syrian rebels pushing back into Baba Amr in Homs, scene of heavy shelling

Rebels fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad have launched an offensive to recapture the Baba Amr neighborhood in the city of Homs, an area they lost to government forces in February after a 26-day siege that trapped civilians, left hundreds dead and destroyed scores of buildings.

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