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Syria: Death toll rises as bombardment of civilian areas escalates in Homs

Headline Title:  Syria: Death toll rises amid bombardment of Homs 15 February 2012 At least 377 civilians have been killed in Homs in recent days as Syrian security forces escalated their shelling of civilian neighbourhoods in the besieged city, according to information received by Amnesty International.On Wednesday, reports also emerged of a military build-up in the city of Hama, 50 km to the north. The latest surge in casualties chimes with remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that the international community’s failure to act had “emboldened” the Syrian military assault.…

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