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Western-Backed Syrian Rebels Kill Children

Press TV [1]
March 22, 2012

Two children have been killed in an attack carried out by an armed group on a bus in the western Syrian city of Homs, the country’s SANA news agency reports.

An armed terrorist group attacked the vehicle transporting passengers in the Qusur neighborhood of Homs on Wednesday, the news agency said.

Medical sources in Homs said three other civilians were also injured during the Wednesday attack.

In addition to attacks in the restive city of Homs, armed groups have also made abductions in the city over the past weeks, and the whereabouts of many abductees, including children, are still unknown, SANA said.

The Wednesday attack comes a couple of days after the news agency said Syrian authorities intercepted a car loaded with various weaponry made largely in the United States and Israel on a highway in Homs on March 15.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011.

On March 20, Human Rights Watch said armed groups in Syria have carried out “serious human rights abuses” over the past months.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on February 20 that “some foreign countries” are fueling the turmoil in Syria by supporting and funding “armed terrorist groups fighting against the government.”