Tanks being Used Against Protestors in Syria

Via the BBC:  Syria unrest: Tanks ‘open fire’ in Homs

Tanks mounted with machine-guns have opened fire in the Syrian city of Homs, activists have reported.

It comes a day after authorities in Damascus agreed to an Arab League plan calling on the government to pull the military out of cities.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Baba Amr district of Homs came under heavy fire on Thursday.

Unconfirmed reports say at least three people were killed in the city.

The estimated death toll of the government crackdown is 3,000.

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