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May 2011 events in Homs
Wed, 2017-Jul-12 08:00 UTC
Length - 1:48
Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.
Our random article today is May 2011 events in Homs.
On Friday 6 May 2011, during the 2011 Syrian uprising or civil war, Syrian government armed forces with tanks and troops started an attack on and occupation of Homs, Syria’s third largest city with 650,000 inhabitants. Until 12 May they reportedly killed 37 residents and cut off water and medical care, held house-to-house raids to arrest hundreds of residents and shelled the town.
On 13, 20, 21, 27 and 29 May, again 21 protesters reportedly were killed by security forces. At least 13 soldiers or policemen were killed in May by terrorist groups, the government reported.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 08:00 UTC on Wednesday, 12 July 2017.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_2011_events_in_Homs.
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