Syrian President Bashar Assad sent helicopters to back up tanks
Sunday in another escalation of violence against protesters --
despite a ceasefire that survived no better than the more than 10,000
victims of the regime’s suppression of a 13-month-old protest for
Most of the fire was aimed at the opposition stronghold of Homs, and
dozens of deaths were reported across the country Saturday and Sunday.
The video below was posted by the opposition ShamsSNN and the the
audio records shelling almost every second.
The escalation in violence came before the United Nations was able to
dispatch 30 unarmed observers, approved by the United Nations
Security Council Saturday. The first team of monitors is to be
followed by an additional 250 observers, depending on a halt of the
One of the latest casualties was a 26-year-old citizen who was
filming tanks shelling buildings in his neighborhood in Homs, which
one activist has said has become unrecognizable.
Syria´ government media continued to blame “terrorists” for the