Syrian forces bombarded Homs from the air

According to CNN, the Syrian Network for Human Rights says that at least nine people were killed in Syria on Sunday– six of those deaths being in Homs.

This happened because Syrian forces bombarded the city of Homs from helicopters on Sunday, said activists in Syria.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria also says that one bomb is being shelled every 10 minutes from the military academy and is aimed at Homs’ al-Wair neighborhood.

This violence came three days after the U.N. brokered ceasefire was intended to begin and one day after the U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to send unarmed observers to monitor the ceasefire.

The U.N. Security Council’s 15 members decided to deploy 30 unarmed observers, which will pave the way for a larger 250 unarmed observer team. The 250 member team deployment will depend on how well the ceasefire holds up and whether discussions between Syria and U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan are able to quash the bloodshed.


About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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