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Syria - Apr 15, 2012 - 10:21
"Early this morning we saw a helicopter and a spotter plane fly overhead. Ten minutes later, there was heavy shelling," said Walid al-Fares, an activist living in al-Khalidiya [district of Homs], one of the neighbourhoods where mortars bombs have landed.
Rami Abdelrahman, head of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said shells were being fired at a rate of one a minute.
"The bombardment of al-Khalidiya intensified this morning with an average of three shells a minute," he told the AFP news agency.
Abdelrahman said there had also been overnight clashes in rural Aleppo.
"People said they heard explosions and shooting after rebels attacked a police station and then clashed with police," he said.
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The following amateur videos posted on YouTube purport to show smoke rising from al-Khalidiya neighbourhood early this morning:
These videos have not been independently verified