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'Big moment for Syrian army'

Tanks have been shelling Syria's third biggest city, Homs, as security forces continue their crackdown on nationwide anti-government protests.

Jim Muir, our correspondent in Beirut, and Professor Michael Clarke, of the Royal United Services Institute, assess the latest developments in the region.

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