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In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and provided by Homs Quarters Union, protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against the Syrian regime, in Homs province, Syria, on Friday. The Arabic banner in the center background reads:"A no-fly zone opens the door for the free soldiers of the Syrian army to defect." (AP/Homs Quarters Union)
In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and provided by Homs Quarters Union, protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against the Syrian regime, in Homs province, Syria, on Friday. The Arabic banner in the center background reads:"A no-fly zone opens the door for the free soldiers of the Syrian army to defect." (AP/Homs Quarters Union)

Syrian tanks have been continuing their crackdown on anti-regime dissent. Activists and residents say that on Sunday, Syrian tanks bombarded a strategic town in the restive central province of Homs overnight.

Homs province is a major flashpoint in the seven-month conflict, with army defectors backing protesters opposed to President Bashar al-Assad's rule. It's difficult for international media to get into Syria, but the BBC's Lyse Doucet did and she reports from Damascus.

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This segment aired on September 26, 2011.

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