Middle East

Syrian troops shell central city

Syrian security force in Hama

BEIRUT: Activists say Syrian security forces are shelling and assaulting neighborhoods in a city in the center of the country, and at least one person has been killed.

The activists say troops backed by military vehicles and tanks are trying to storm the Bab Qebli area of the city of Hama, and are firing mortar shells targeting several nearby districts.

The Local Coordination Committees activist network and the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say one person was killed by sniper fire in the Sheik Anbar district.

An activist near the area reported hearing explosions throughout the night and on Wednesday.

Soldiers who sided with a group of anti-regime army defectors known as the Free Syrian Army are known to be active in Hama, which has witnessed large anti-government protests.





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