'Deadly shelling' in Syria's Rastan

Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad shelled the town of Rastan on Syria's main northern highway on Monday.

'Deadly shelling' in Syria's Rastan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad shelled the town of Rastan on Syria's main northern highway on Monday, killing at least nine people and wounding 40 in an offensive to retake the area from Free Syrian Army fighters , opposition sources told Reuters news agency.

"Shells and rockets have been hitting the town since three a.m. (midnight GMT) at a rate of one a minute. Rastan has been destroyed," an FSA member in the town, 25 kms (15 miles) north of the city of Homs, who declined to be named, told the agency by satellite phone.

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