Syria unrest: activists say 10 killed in Homs

Tanks mounted with machine-guns have opened fire in the Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 10 people, activists have reported.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Baba Amr district came under heavy fire on Thursday.

Violence was also reported in other parts of the city.

It comes a day after the authorities in Damascus agreed to an Arab League plan calling on the government to pull the military out of cities.

The plan required Syria to withdraw all troops from urban areas and end all killing immediately.

The Arab League said Damascus had agreed to release all political prisoners and begin a dialogue with the opposition within two weeks.

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