50 Killed in Syria

Moulhem Al-Jundi / Syrian National Council via Reuters-Landov

Damaged houses are seen in this handout picture taken by Syrian National Council (SNC) member Moulhem Al-Jundi in Karm Al Zaytoon, a neighbourhood of Homs, February 23, 2012.

Activists in Syria said Saturday that more than 50 people were killed in Friday’s violence, including 22 people in the besieged city of Homs, which has been the center of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. Representatives of more than 60 countries meeting in Tunisia asked the United Nations to begin planning for peacekeeping missions once the fighting stops, but stopped short of committing military forces. Syrians in other parts of the country began protesting the regime, saying they were revolting for the sake of Baba Amr.