Wed, Aug 24, 2011 - Page 6 News List

UN council tells Assad to end violence

SYRIAN SITUATION:Russia and China were among the four nations that voted against the motion. Meanwhile, at least seven people were killed in Homs after a UN team’s visit

AP, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, and BEIRUT

Residents and activists said it was quiet until the team left, after which troops opened fire to disperse the protest, killing four people. Three more were killed by gunmen elsewhere in Homs, which has become a hotbed of dissent against Assad.

The Local Coordination Committees and the London-based Observatory for Human Rights also reported that security forces stormed several villages in the southern and northern parts of the country, arresting scores yesterday.

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