At least 19 people killed in mortar attack in Syria
At least 19 people have been killed in a mortar attack in the central Syrian city of Homs, state media and anti-government activists said.
The official Sana news agency said the rounds slammed into the pro-government Ghouta and Karm al-Shami districts of Homs.
It blamed "terrorists" for the attack, employing the term the government uses to describe those trying to topple President Bashar Assad.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activist group also reported the mortar attack.
Syrian rebels often fire mortar rounds into pro-government areas of cities and towns, while Assad's forces indiscriminately strike rebel-held areas with artillery, air strikes and surface-to-surface missiles.
Syria's civil war has killed more than 120,000 since the crisis began in March 2011.