Syria Pounds Homs

    In this picture taken on Sunday March 25, 2012, a Syrian rebel stands guard in front of a damaged building, at Khaldiyeh neighborhoods in Homs province, central Syria. Syrian forces have fired shells at a central city that has come to symbolize the anti-government uprising, activists said, while the country's Muslim Brotherhood branch said it would work for a democratic state if President Bashar Assad falls. (AP Photo)

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    Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad continued to pound the city of Homs with artillery fire even as an advance team of United Nations monitors is set to arrive in the country. The U.N. Security Council approved the measure Saturday. Activists in the country said they saw spotter planes in the skies over Syria Sunday, but that shelling persisted as soon as the spotters were out of eyeshot. Syria has restricted access into the country for journalists and claims the continuing violence is the work of “terrorists.”

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