Syrian tanks shell Hama, assault in 6th day

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Syrian tanks renewed the shelling of Hama a resident and activists said, the sixth day of a military assault on the central city to crush protests against President Bashar al-Assad that is drawing increasing international condemnation.

“They are hitting al-Hader district and neighbourhoods around the Aleppo road. Electricity is still cut off,” one resident told Reuters in a brief call via satellite phone.

Syria has barred most independent media making it difficult to verify accounts from activists and authorities, Reuters reports.