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Syrians vote on constitution as bombing continues


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Syrians vote on constitution as bombing continues

Syrians are going to the polls today to vote on a new constitution. If approved, President Bashar al Assad has promised to hold parliamentary elections within 90 days.

The constitution would also allow for a multi-party contest and enact a presidential limit of two seven-year terms.

But it is unclear how many will actually get to vote freely as fierce fighting rages between pro and anti-government forces.

The opposition has called for a boycott but activists say the army has confiscated identity cards of many people in Homs to force them into taking part in the referendum.

The latest amateur video, which can not be verified, appears to show continued heavy bombardement and shelling across the city. At least nine people are said to have been killed on Friday.

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