Militants attack bus in Syria

3 people have been killed and many others injured when armed militants attacked a bus carrying textile factory workers in the Syrian city of Homs.

The militants blocked the street and fired gunshots at the bus. Homs, which is situated in 160 kms to the north of the country’s capital Damascus, is the city where the opponents of the current president are usually most active.

Since March, mass riots have been taking place throughout Syria. The rioters demand that President Bashar al-Assad resign.

The US and the EU also insist that Mr. Assad should go. To put pressure on him, they had introduced a number of sanctions against Syria.

( / 29.10.2011)

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