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Syrian Activists: Heavy Gunfire In Hama

Syrian activists said this video was recorded on Friday night in the city of Hama during a gun battle...

Syrian activists said this video was recorded on Friday night in the city of Hama during a gun battle.

Despite agreeing to a ceasefire that would have gone into effect at 6 a.m. Thursday, Syrian government troops broadened an offensive against opposition fighters in three Damascus neighborhoods on Friday, with fierce fighting breaking out. There was hope last week when Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to a brokered plan, which calls for his forces to pull out of towns by next Tuesday. But United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan told the General Assembly on Thursday that the ceasefire is now in jeopardy. “Clearly the violence is still continuing at alarming levels daily," he said. “Military operations have not stopped.”

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Amid reports of escalating violence in Syria, three days before a cease-fire plan calls for the Syrian military to withdraw from cities and towns, bloggers in the city of Hama posted audio and video online that appeared to document an intense gun battle on Friday night.

A resident of central Hama who writes on Twitter as Free Syrian reported around 10 p.m. local time: “Gunfire getting closer and louder. Sounds like a war zone. A real war in happening in this city.” A short time later, he added: “Insane in Hama. Massive, extreme, crazy, I don’t know the word, gunfire all over the place.”

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