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Activists say dozens of people were killed in the Syrian town of Homs Monday when government troops opened fire with tanks and machine guns. More than a dozen others were killed elsewhere. Renee Montagne talks to Omar Shakir, an activist in Homs, who's been posting updates on Twitter.
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