Armed militia kills 6 people in Syria's Homs

Armed militia kills 6 people in Syria
# 02 August 2013 22:53 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Armed groups opened fire on six people in Syria's central province of Homs on Friday, killing all of them, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The gunmen opened fire at unarmed civilians at the Talkalakh town near the borders with Lebanon, the report said, adding that the shooters stripped the victims of their IDs and belongings before gunning them down.

Two of the victims were killed immediately while the other four passed away in a hospital due to the wounds, according to the report.

The central province of Homs has witnessed intense fighting between government troops and Western-backed rebels, as the Syrian administration resolves to route the rebels out of the central region.

Homs also houses a remarkable melange of sects and beliefs intractably overlapped in allies and lanes in the strategic province.

A day earlier, several rockets slammed a number of areas in the southern part of Homs, causing a huge explosion in one of the arms depots of the Syrian army and killing three people, according to the official account. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, however, placed the death toll of the rocket attack at 20.

Experts said the army is working on securing southern and central areas in Syria before launching a large-scale offensive to recapture the northern province of Aleppo, which has largely spiraled out of the government's control into the hands of al- Qaida-linked groups, mainly the Nusra Front.

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