Crackdown in Syria: Photos, Tweets, and Videos From Homs
After a week of violence, pro-government forces show no signs of backing down in their assault in the town of Homs. WARNING: Some of the content is extremely graphic. Plus, read Katie Paul and Rana Riziq on Homs, Syria's war zone.
Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse. Military tanks reportedly amassed outside the city of Homs, raising fears of a brutal push into the largely Sunni areas in the coming days. Human-rights activists said that 110 people were killed in the city Thursday by government shelling and snipers.Now that the U.N. Security Council failed to act to impose denouncing the Assad regime, the U.S. State Department is attempting to bring other nations together to come up with a plan of action to stop the violence in Syria. State Department officials said Thursday that Jeffrey Feltman, the top Mideast envoy, has traveled to Morocco, France and Bahrain to put a group together. Russia and China vetoed the resolution, leaving much of the international community enraged that more couldn't be done to stop government forces from attacking the protestors mostly located in Homs. Both France and Turkey have offered to host a meeting for countries that want to participate.