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Syrian Forces Attack Homs Ahead of UN Team Arrival

Posted April 15th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian forces heavily shelled rebel-held areas in the flashpoint city of Homs Sunday, hours before a small advance team of unarmed U.N. observers is set to arrive in the war-torn country. Activists in the Khalidiya neighborhood of Homs, one of several districts attacked by government troops, reported widespread mortar and heavy machine gun fire. Rami […]

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Hundreds Escape Pakistan Prison

Posted April 15th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say about 150 insurgents, armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades, have stormed a prison, freeing more than 380 prisoners. Authorities say many of those who escaped during the attack early Sunday were militants. Prison officials describe 20 of the freed inmates as “dangerous.” One of the men was on death row […]

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