Amateur video purportedly shows heavy shelling of Homs as Syria goes to the polls for a constitutional referendum. Lindsey Parietti reports.
Heavy fire in what is purportedly Homs, Syria. This amateur footage appears to capture the shelling of the city, but its content cannot be independently verified. A man can be heard in the background telling the world to watch. This is the fourth week the military forces have bombarded the city. Another video posted to a social media website purportedly shows the badly damaged streets of the Baba Amro district. Human rights groups report at least 100 people were killed Saturday and another 31 Sunday in the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. The ongoing violence and destruction coincides with a referendum on a new constitution introducing presidential term limits. Lindsey Parietti, Reuters