Key Syrian City Takes on the Tone of a Civil War

(New York Times) Anthony Shadid - The semblance of a civil war has erupted in Homs, Syria's third-largest city, where armed protesters now call themselves revolutionaries, gun battles erupt as often as every few hours, and security forces and opponents carry out assassinations. An armed opposition is battling security forces in the most restive neighborhoods. A series of assassinations this past week have left nearly a dozen professors, doctors and informers dead. Homs is near the Lebanese border - residents say weapons flow across the border from Turkey, Saudi Arabia and even Qatar.

2011-10-03 00:00:00

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