February 17, 2012
Anti-Syrian regime activist Khaled Abu-Salah stands in front of flames and black smoke from a bombed oil pipeline Wednesday in Baba Amr neighborhood in Homs province, central Syria. Syrian troops shelled rebel-held neighborhoods Friday in the central city of Homs and killed at least five people, activists said.
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Syrian refugees fleeing to Jordan for their lives described a dramatic escalation in violence and a mounting toll of dead and wounded in the southern city of Daraa and the country’s battered central region.