As Russia and China veto the UNSC resolution against Syria, over at Huffington Post, the craziness ensues with comments like this: "Thank you Russia and China for forcing the warmongering americans to mind their own business."
BEIRUT (JPost) - More than 200 people were killed in shelling by Syrian forces in the city of Homs, activists said on Saturday, as the UN Security Council prepared to vote on a draft resolution backing an Arab call for President Bashar Assad to give up power.
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights cited witnesses as saying that hundreds were wounded in the latest outburst of fighting in Syria's 11-month uprising against Assad.
"The death toll is now at least 217 people killed in Homs, 138 of them killed in the Khalidiya district," Rami Abdulrahman, head of the British-based group, told Reuters, citing witnesses.
"Syrian forces are shelling the district with mortars from several locations, some buildings are on fire. There are also buildings which got destroyed."
It is not possible to verify activist or state media reports as Syria restricts access for independent media.