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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Elite forces close in on Syrian rebel stronghold - Request Can anyone Please Send in or Locate Some Current Images Of Syrian Forces surrounding Homs

(Reuters) - Elite Syrian forces trying to destroy rebels besieged in Homs pounded the shattered district of Baba Amro on Thursday, despite international alarm at the plight of civilians trapped there.

Snow blanketed the city, slowing down the military assault, but also worsening conditions for civilians, activists said.

"We have not seen such snow in Homs in years. The bombardment on Baba Amro and other parts of the city is continuing but the fighting has subsided after the army was repelled yesterday," activist Abu Imad said from Homs.

He said casualties on both sides had been heavy, but no tally was available because of the fighting and bad weather.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is increasingly isolated in his struggle to crush an armed insurrection that now spearheads an almost year-long uprising against his 11-year rule.

But Russia, China and Cuba voted against a resolution, adopted overwhelmingly by the 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, that condemned Syria for violations that may amount to crimes against humanity. Read More

NOTE: Request Can anyone Please Send in or Locate Some Current Images Of Syrian Forces surrounding Homs