July 11 - Amateur video appears to show the ongoing bombardment of Homs as demonstrators return to the streets in Aleppo. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
The bombardment of Homs continues. Amateur video out of Syria, which could not be independently verified by Reuters, shows the ongoing assault on rebel strongholds in Homs. A resident shows the damage. While President Bashar al-Assad has faced sanctions and international condemnation, major Western and Arab powers have shied away from direct military action. Elsewhere in Syria, protests continue despite the violence. Hundreds take to the streets of Aleppo, calling for an end to the bloodshed. The video comes amid reports that Syria's ambassador to Iraq defected Wednesday in his own protest against the military crackdown. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters