February 22, 2012 / 11:18 AM / 7 years ago

Army shelling kills 17 in Syria's Homs - activists

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed when Syrian troops shelled the rebel-held Baba Amro district of the city of Homs Wednesday, activists said.

Baba Amro has been under sustained bombardment since February 3. Several hundred people have been killed, activists said.

Two Western journalists were killed in the shelling on Wednesday.

Reporting by Mariam Karouny; Editing by Louise Ireland

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