`Syrian security forces made mistakes`

Syrian troops have used heavy machine-guns to bomb a neighborhood in the central city of Homs.

Last Updated: May 18, 2011, 16:43 PM IST

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.

Bureau Report