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Middle east

Syria live: Siege of Homs enters fifth straight day

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2012-02-08

Syrian forces bombarded the city of Homs on Wednesday for the fifth straight day as the civilian death toll mounted. Follow FRANCE 24's live blog as President Bashar al-Assad's forces continue their crackdown in the wake of the failed UN resolution.

Date created : 2012-02-08

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