CRISIS

U.N. Team Races to Damascus

So much for the truce pledge. The United Nations said on Tuesday that it is rushing a team to Damascus after the Syrian regime sent reinforcements into rebel areas. The Syrian regime reportedly continued to bombard Homs and other cities, despite promising to withdraw troops in obedience to a U.N. peace plan. At least 38 people were killed yesterday, according to activists and monitors, including 25 civilians. Monitors say they saw a string of arson attacks on homes, and witnesses say the attacks on residential areas are continuing today.