Rocket attack kills at least 7 in central Syria

This citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians standing next to the bodies of Syrians that have been killed by Syrian Army snipers, in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, April. 16, 2013. The Syrian Red Crescent recovered 31 bodies between the Aleppo neighborhoods of Sakhour and Midan, according to the Aleppo Media Center activist group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the discovery of 31 bodies in the same location. Both groups said the dead had been killed by snipers in recent months, but because of the location of the bodies they couldn’t be retrieved for burial until now. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC)

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say a rocket attack by government forces has killed at least seven people in a village near the central city of Homs.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the attack on the village of Eastern Buwaydah took place Wednesday morning. It says children were among those killed.

Eastern Buwaydah is located between Homs and the Lebanese border.

Observatory director Rami Abdul-Rahman reported heavy fighting Wednesday in the area between government troops and rebels trying to topple President Bashar Assad's regime.

More than 70,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since it began in March 2011.