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Syria army presses Homs assault: activists

Syrian army soldiers stand on a tank in the village of Buweida, in Syria's central Homs province on June 8, 2013. Troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad seized several buildings on the edges of rebel-held districts of Homs as they pressed an eight-day Troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad seized several buildings on the edges of rebel-held districts of Homs as they pressed an eight-day assault on the central Syrian city, activists said on Saturday. The army launched its all-out assault last Saturday, subjecting rebel-held areas to continuous bombardment.