5 killed in Syria armed campaign on Homs

Syrian anti-government protesters carry candles during a rally in the northeastern city of Qamishli, Syria. Syrian activists and eyewitnesses said that the army is shelling residential areas in the central city of Homs. (AP)

At least five people were killed in a military operation in Syria's third city Homs on Wednesday, human rights campaigner Najati Tayara said.

Speaking from Homs, Tayara said the National Hospital in the city received at least five bodies after tanks shelled the Bab al-Amro district early in the morning. The official Syrian news agency said one soldier was killed "during the pursuit of armed terrorist gangs" in Bab Amro.

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