Syrian Army Unleashes Heavy Attack on Homs
Posted on Feb 6, 2012
Two days after Russia and China blocked a U.N. resolution calling for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to step down, violence in Homs stepped up a big notch, with near-constant shelling rocking the volatile Syrian city, according to the BBC.
Homs, one of the main centres of resistance to Mr Assad’s rule, has been under attack from government forces for several days.
Shelling resumed shortly after daybreak on Monday, says BBC’s Paul Wood who has managed to get into the city, and hundreds of shells and mortars have been fired throughout the day.
Eyewitness Danny Abdul Dayem told the BBC the army was using rockets for the first time, with more than 300 falling on his locality since dawn.
A wounded Syrian child is tended to in Homs.