Huffpost WorldPost

Syrian Tanks Shell City Of Homs, Says Human Rights Campaigner

Posted: Updated:
In this image from Syrian state television President Bashar Assad makes a speech in front of his cabinet in Damasus, Syria Saturday April 16 2011. (AP Photo/ Syrian TV via APTN) | AP

May 11, 2011 5:56:05 AM

AMMAN, May 11 (Reuters) - Army tanks shelled the Bab Amro residential district in Syria's third city of Homs on Wednesday, a human rights campaigner in the city said.

"Homs is shaking with the sound of explosions from tank shelling and heavy machineguns," said Najati Tayrara.

(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis)

Copyright 2011 Thomson Reuters. Click for Restrictions.

Around the Web

Syria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Syria News - Protests (2011)

Syria releases veteran opposition figures: activists

Timeline: Violence in Syria

UN aid chief concerned over access to Syria cities