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More bloodshed in Syria on eve of Annan visit

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More bloodshed in Syria on eve of Annan visit


Tank rounds and motor bombs continued to rain down on the Syrian city of Homs on the eve of a visit to the country by the UN/Arab League envoy, Kofi Annan. Those opposed to President Basher al-Assad claim that scores of activists have been killed in Syria on another day of violence.

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, visited Homs earlier in week. She said: “The Syrian government have asked for more time to look at the agreement that I put to them. It is very important indeed in my view that we get unhindered humanitarian access.”

Pressure on the Assad regime continues across the Arab world. In the Jordanian capital, Amman people took to the streets after Friday prayers in support of the uprising against the Syrian government.

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