Syrian army and security forces of Bashar al-Assad continue the siege of city Homs with tanks 120212
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Defense News - Syria
|Sunday, February 12, 2012, 10:51 AM|
|Syrian army and security forces of Bashar al-Assad continue the siege of Homs with tanks.|
Syrian security forces eased their week-long bombardment of the central city of Homs on Sunday, February 12, 2012, and let a few families leave opposition districts while thousands of protesters crowded the streets overnight, activists said. Heavy shelling in Homs has killed hundreds this week as an 11-month uprising rages nationwide against minority Alawite Shi'ite President Bashar al-Assad's rule.
In this picture taken on Wednesday Feb. 8, 2012, Syrian citizens look to a damaged armored personnel carrier belonging to Syrian police riots forces which was destroyed by the Syrian rebels during clashes Bayada neighborhood in Homs province, central Syria.
A Syrian general was gunned down in the heart of the capital on Saturday, according to state media, as fresh violence flared in several cities and world powers mulled a way to halt the government's bloody offensive against civilians.