Friday, February 10, 2012

Syrians take to the streets amid reports of more explosions

(CNN) -- Tens of thousands of Syrians took to the streets Friday to protest Russia and its recent veto of a United Nations resolution that would have condemned a brutal crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad.

The "Russia Is Killing Our Children" protest, organized by anti-government opposition groups, follows reports that troops in tanks stormed a suburb of the besieged city of Homs. Syria's third-largest city has become a flashpoint in the nearly yearlong uprising.

As anti-government protests escalate, Russia, a Soviet-era ally of the al-Assad regime, said it appears there is evidence of a foreign military presence in Syria. Read More