`Syrian security forces made mistakes`
Syrian troops have used heavy machine-guns to bomb a neighborhood in the central city of Homs.
Beirut: Syria`s President says the country`s security forces have made mistakes during the uprising against his regime and that thousands of police officers are receiving new training.
Assad`s comments were carried by the private Al-Watan daily on Wednesday. They came as a human rights activist said Syrian troops have used heavy machine-guns to bomb a neighborhood in the central city of Homs.
Mustafa Osso said the bombing of Bab Amr district took place early Wednesday.
Syria`s top rights organization has said that the crackdown by Assad has killed more than 850 people since the protests.
The latest place to see a harsh crackdown on dissent is the western town of Talkalakh. Activists say 27 people have been killed there since last week.