Bombing resumed in Homs as Tunisia leader looks for Assad departure
Syrian forces resumed their bombing attack of the city of Homs on Monday after Arab nations called for U.N. peacekeepers and vowed their support for the opposition of President Bashar al-Assad.
Opposition activists said tank fire was concentrated on two large Sunni districts. According to them, 23 people were killed on Sunday after a lull in shelling the previous day. The attacks focus on Baba Amro quarter in the south of the city and al-Waer in the West, which borders the Military College, opposition campaigners said, according to AFP.
He said al-Waer had come under attack in the last several days from pro-Assad militia known as shabbiha.
Meanwhile, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said Sunday he hoped the violence in Syria could be stopped under a similar plan to the one which saw Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh relinquish power. "I hope we will find a political solution akin to that in Yemen -- that is to say, the departure of an unwanted dictator and a transition," he said during a visit to Algiers.
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