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Syria Government Troops Clash With Rebels Before Tunisia Meeting

Syrian security forces clashed with rebels in the central Homs region as the opposition’s international backers meet to discuss stepping up pressure on President Bashar al-Assad.

The army shelled the besieged town of Rastan from the early morning and rebels in the area prevented them from storming the city and destroyed two armored personnel carriers, the U.K.- based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Government forces maintained their three-week pounding of the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs, where at least four people were killed today, the group said.