Homs bombardment deaths as Syrian unrest deepens

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Thirteen people are reported to be dead from the most recent round of government forces bombarments of Syria’s third largest city, Homs, 9 February. City residents say the situation is “dire”, reports the BBC, with severe shortages of food and water. The UN’s Ban Ki-moon called anew on world leaders to come to an agreement on how to pressure Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to stop killing his own people. The UN is currently considering adopting an Arab League plan to send in observers.

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