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Assault on Homs resumes.

Summary: Syrian forces have resumed their heavy bombardment of the city of Homs.

Syrian forces have resumed their heavy bombardment of the city of Homs.

Activists and residents say 95 civilians were killed on Monday in an offensive to put down a popular revolt against President Bashar al-Assad's rule.

"The bombardment is again concentrating on Bab Amro. A doctor tried to get in there this morning but I heard he was wounded," said Mohammad al-Hassan, an activist in Homs.

"There is no electricity and all communications with the neighbourhood has been cut," he added.

The authorities claim the military is fighting "terrorists" bent on dividing and sabotaging the country.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is due to meet President Assad in Damascus later to discuss ways to try to end the uprising, after Moscow vetoed a resolution against Syria at the UN.

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