Monday June 1, 2020

Syrian regime tightens its grip

The opposition in Syria is divided on the use of force as the army takes Homs, killing hundreds in the process, writes Stephen Starr.

4th March, 2012
Syrian mourners carry the body of a man killed by shrapnel in Qusay, near Homs. Photo: Getty

Following a four-week siege, the Syrian army entered the devastated area of Bab Amr in Homs last Thursday, as international aid agencies reported difficulties in distributing humanitarian assistance in parts of the city.

Yesterday the Red Cross had hoped to deliver a convoy of aid, but was told by authorities it was too dangerous because of the threat of mines.

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, meanwhile claimed that Syrian authorities were committing widespread crimes...

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