'Dozens die' in Syria troops attack

Syrian president Bashar Assad

Syrian government troops have killed dozens of people in the central city of Homs, activists said today.

The killings on Tuesday left at least 37 civilians dead, according to Omar Idilbi of the Local Co-ordination Committees.

The director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul-Rahman, put the death toll at 106 people, including women and children.

Mr Idilbi said his figure had not been updated since Wednesday, adding that more bodies had been found since then.

Homs is Syria’s third largest city. It has witnessed heavy fighting since shortly after the country’s crisis began in March 2011.

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