Sunday, February 5, 2012

Syria violence grows after U.N. resolution vetoed

The death toll from fighting between Syrian government forces and civilians rose Sunday, a day after the United Nations Security Council failed to approve a plan seeking to halt the violence.

The Arab League said Sunday it would continue to work with the Syrian government and opposition to stop the killing despite the Security Council vote, and it urged the government to "heed the people's demands."

At least 22 people were killed Sunday, according to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a network of opposition activists. The group said 16 of the deaths happened in Homs, where hundreds have been killed in recent days in violence that opposition groups blame on the government. Read More