Thursday, November 03, 2011

Syrian tanks open fire despite Arab League deal

Syria reneging on a deal, say it ain't so.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say tanks mounted with machine-guns have fired on a city at the heart of the country's uprising.

The violence comes one day after Damascus agreed to an Arab League plan calling on the government to pull the military out of cities in hopes of easing the regime's 7-month-old crackdown on protesters that has killed thousands.

Rami Abdul-Rahman, head of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says the Baba Amr district of Homs came under heavy fire Thursday. He cited witnesses in Homs.

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