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Syrian govt shelling kills more than 20

Damage at the site where people were wounded by rocket shells in Homs
Government shelling has killed more than 20 people in the central Syrian city of Homs.
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Government shelling has killed more than 20 people in the central Syrian city of Homs.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday the number is expected rise because dozens of people were critically wounded in the shelling of the rebel-held Waer area.

The Observatory said the shelling happened on Saturday. The activist collective, the Local Coordination Committees, published similar information.

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been widening an air assault on rebel-held areas in recent weeks, targeting opposition-held residential areas and killing civilians.

Syrian rebels have also targeted Assad-loyal areas with indiscriminate mortar fire.

On Sunday, Syria’s state media said rebel-fired mortar shells killed two people in the Assad-loyal Zahra area of the city.