1. Bloodshed

    Syria Activists: Field Hospital Bombed

    Syrian pro-government protesters wave Syrian and Russian flags as a convoy carrying Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov heads towards the presidential palace in Damascus on February 7, 2012.  Moscow's top diplomat was holding talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (portraits) after being cheered on his arrival in Damascus by thousands of regime supporters who took to the streets to "thank" Russia, according to state media, for vetoing along with China a UN Security Council resolution condemning the Assad regime's crackdown on protesters.
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    Though Syria’s government has put up a wall of denial, Syrian activists report that the city of Homs is still in the grip of a brutal crackdown. CNN reports stories of children shot in public, snipers roaming the street, and even a field clinic set up by opposition forces bombed. “The doctors died, the patients died,” an anonymous protester told CNN. “We are getting killed every moment,” another said. Diplomats are still mired in stalemate: Russia’s foreign minister arrived in Damascus today to a warm welcome from President Bashar al-Assad’s supporters. The Arab League, though, has expelled Syrian ambassadors.

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