Syrian activists say government shelling has killed more than 20 people in the central city of Homs.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday that the number is expected rise because dozens of people were critically wounded in the shelling of the rebel-held Waer area of Homs.
The Observatory said the shelling occurred Saturday. The activist collective, the Local Coordination Committees, also published similar information.
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been widening an air assault on rebel-held areas in recent weeks, targeting opposition-held residential areas and killing civilians.
Syrian rebels have also targeted Assad-loyal areas with indiscriminate mortar fire.
On Sunday, Syria’s state media said rebel-fired mortar shells killed two people in the Assad-loyal Zahra area of the city.
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