Syrian Forces Stage Raids In Rebellious Central City

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Syrian security forces stage new raids in the central city of Homs, a hotbed of opposition to the regime of Bashar Assad. Residents report shooting throughout the night and into Wednesday morning, with several deaths confirmed. The operation was launched as Syria postponed a planned visit to Damascus by the secretary general of the Arab League, which has been pushing for a halt to military operations against protesters.
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