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Syrian government forces renewed their attacks on the city of Homs Monday 6 June 2012 as part of their efforts to quell the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad .
According to BBC, Kofi Annan, international mediator, expressed his concern for the shelling in Homs and on the reported attack on the town al-Haffa in the Latakia province as civilians are trapped in both towns. Annan demanded UN military observers be allowed entry to al-Haffa said spokesman Ahmad Fawzi in a statement.
A six point peace plan arranged by Annan went into effect two months ago for the UN and the Arab League, which included a ceasefire, has been abandoned.
A BBC correspondent reported a steady stream of mortar rounds falling to the ground as quick as one per minute.
It was said that the Syrian army appeared to be using a surveillance drone to select buildings as targets for shelling, according to the BBC Middle East bureau editor Paul Danahar. He says the UN has been trying to gain access to the city for two days with no success yet.
According to Fox News, the violence had killed at least 74 people Monday across the country even with the hundreds of UN observers in the country.
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