Syria resumes Homs bombardment; up to 50 killed
Syrian forces have bombarded Homs, killing 50 people in a sustained assault on several districts of the city which has become a center of armed opposition to President Bashar Assad.
(REUTERS) Beirut - The bombardment came a day after the United States promised harsher sanctions against Damascus in response to Russian and Chinese vetoes of a draft UN resolution that would have backed an Arab plan urging Assad to step aside.
"This is the most violent bombardment in recent days," said one activist in Syria who was in touch with Homs residents. Another activist said forces loyal to Assad were using multiple rocket launchers in the attack.