Over 50 dead as US opposes arming Syrian rebels
Bombardment of the Syrian city of Homs by government forces killed at least 52 civilians overnight, activists in the city and opposition sources said on Wednesday.
According to activists, the regime forces fired rockets and mortars, to gain back control over certain areas of the city. Tanks moved in the direction of Bab Amro, which in the last two days saw fierce fighting that left at least 100 civilians dead.
Activist spokesman Mohammed al-Hasan said in an interview via a satellite phone that the majority of city communication network was paralyzed. Also, in Zabadani northwest of Damascus tanks bombed the city.
Meanwhile, the attacks on the Syrian protest stronghold of Homs killed a freelancer who worked for the French news agency (AFP).
In another development, the United States ruled out the arming of the Syrian. "We are not considering this step," said White House spokesman, Jay Carney. Instead, the United States want to be involved in supplying humanitarian aid the oppressed people.
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