Seven shot dead after UN visit in Syrian city of Homs
Syrian security forces killed at least seven people in the central city of Homs soon after a U.N. humanitarian assessment team left the area, activists said Tuesday. According to the AP, the U.N.'s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to demand that Syria end its violent crackdown and cooperate with an international probe into possible crimes against humanity.
The U.N. team had been advised to leave Homs for security reasons after "a protest situation developed," U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said Monday in New York.
The Local Coordination Committees and the London-based Observatory for Human Rights, two activist groups reported that security forces stormed several villages in the southern and northern parts of the country, arresting scores on Tuesday.