Syria: 13 killed in Homs as Arab League observers arrive in country
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed: “The shells fired from heavy machineguns in the Baba Amro district caused 13 deaths on Monday morning and dozens of injuries. The situation is frightening and the shelling is the most intense of the last three days”.
Monitors will visit Homs on Tuesday, a source at the mission told Reuters, as they seek to assess whether Damascus is ending a bloody nine-month crackdown on protests in line with an Arab League peace plan.
Three more people died in Homs on Sunday and 124 were injured in shelling of the city’s Bab Amro district, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
“The Arab monitoring team will visit Homs as it is the most turbulent place,” the source said.