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# homs - Friday 7 April, 2017

First US targeted missile strike on Assad regime kills six Syrian soldiers

Trump confirmed the first American targeted strike against Assad’s regime.

# homs - Monday 28 December, 2015

Rare evacuations in Syria as latest blasts kill dozens

At least 32 people died in bomb attacks in Homs.

# homs - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame

Moderate rebels are being squeezed simultaneously by IS and Assad regime forces.

# homs - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Syrian rebels abandon last positions in Homs

Homs was once the “capital of the revolution”. Now it is back in the hands of Bashar Assad.

# homs - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Two crucified, 60 killed, as chemical weapons watchdog launches fresh probe in Syria

Up to 60 people were killed in attacks on Damascus and Homs yesterday.

# homs - Friday 7 February, 2014

Over 80 evacuated from war-torn Syrian city of Homs

A three-day cease-fire is underway that will allow an evacuation by humanitarian agencies.

# homs - Sunday 26 January, 2014

No longer under siege: Women and children to be allowed leave Homs

UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said that tomorrow he expects the two parties to talk about the “way forward”.

# homs - Friday 29 March, 2013

Residents of Syria's Aleppo sell their belongings to survive

People are trying to sell off electronic devices to make money – but there isn’t enough electricity to make them work.

# homs - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

UN unable to feed 1 million hungry in Syria

The World Food Programme is blaming a lack of security in the war-stricken country for an estimated 1 million people going hungry.

# homs - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Fifteen killed in Syria car bombing

Straight after the attack, hundreds of people began to protest against President Bashar al-Assad, according to activists, as some blamed the regime for the attack.

# homs - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Syria: Departing UN observer chief criticises failure to protect civilians

International obligations towards civilians “have not been respected” by either side in Syrian conflict,

# homs - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Syrian air force pilot defects to Jordan and is granted political asylum Syria This post contains videos

Syrian air force pilot defects to Jordan and is granted political asylum

The pilot flew his plane to Jordan while on a training mission.

# homs - Saturday 16 June, 2012

UN suspends Syria mission as violence intensifies

Meanwhile, a group of Muslims and Christians have issued a desperate appeal for help escaping the flashpoint city of Homs.

# homs - Monday 11 June, 2012

LIVE STREAM: Homs hit by new wave of attacks Syria This post contains videos

LIVE STREAM: Homs hit by new wave of attacks

The Syrian city appears to be under fire again this afternoon.

# homs - Sunday 10 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed

Women and children have been sheltering in basements for days, according to activists.

# homs - Friday 8 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

UN observers reach town of reported massacre Syria This post contains videos

UN observers reach town of reported massacre

Meanwhile, Syrian troops have been heavily shelling a rebel-held area of Homs.

# homs - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Syria facing 'a foreign plot' for destruction, insists Assad

Bashar al-Assad tells Syria’s parliament that the “international role” in the insurgent uprising “is now obvious”.

# homs - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Syria: 11-year-old played dead to survive Houla massacre

Ali el-Sayed, 11, is one of few survivors of last Friday’s massacre in Houla during which 108 people died.

# homs - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

UN observers in Syria discover 13 bound corpses

The bodies were found with their hands tied behind their backs and gunshot wounds in their heads.

# homs - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Your essential round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# homs - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Four students killed in assault on Syrian college

Activists say government forces stormed dorms at Aleppo University.

# homs - Sunday 29 April, 2012

UN observers in Syria visit Homs

The UN observers are trying to shore up a shakey ceasefire in Syria as part of a political solution to the conflict that has killed more than 9,000 people.

# homs - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Killing of Syrian activists "totally unacceptible" - Annan

Kofi Annan told the UN of his concerns over reports of Syrian troops firing on civilians in Hama after UN observers left.

# homs - Monday 23 April, 2012

Syrian forces kill dozens after UN monitors' visit

Government troops reportedly opened fire on the streets of Hamas, killing dozens and raising fears the regime is targeting opponents emboldened to protest by the UN monitors.

# homs - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Syrian activists: Homs calm as UN team visits

Activists have said that shelling has stopped in the city of Homs ahead of a visit by UN cease-fire observers to the area.

# homs - Friday 20 April, 2012

Clinton pushes for greater action on Syria

The US has increased the supports it is making available to the Syrian opposition.

# homs - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Activists claim Syrian troops are widening shelling attacks

The UN-brokered cease-fire appears to be quickly unraveling despite the presence of foreign observers, as government troops launched another day of attacks on Homs.

# homs - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Nine dead as Syrian troops shell Homs ahead of UN resolution vote

The reported bombardment came as the UN prepared to vote on a resolution authorising the deployment of the first wave of military observers to monitor the ceasefire.

# homs - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Gulf countries agree a 'pot of gold' to fund Syrian rebels

The large-scale plan was agreed at a meeting of foreign ministers in Istanbul today as violence continues in Syria.

# homs - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Why has the world not intervened in Syria?

A number of Middle East experts tell why Syria is not Libya.

# homs - Friday 16 March, 2012

Watch: Scenes from Syria on first anniversary of uprising Syria This post contains videos

Watch: Scenes from Syria on first anniversary of uprising

Heavy fighting between government and rebel forces was reported in Hama and Homs yesterday.

# homs - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Syria: 6 things we have learned from the Assad emails Syria This post contains videos

Syria: 6 things we have learned from the Assad emails

The Guardian has today published details from thousands of emails it reports were sent and received by the embattled president Bashar Assad and his wife in recent months.

# homs - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Syrian forces laying mines along refugee routes to Turkey - report

Human Rights Watch says witnesses have seen the Syrian army laying the mines along the borders with Turkey and Lebanon.

# homs - Monday 12 March, 2012

At least 45 women and children 'massacred' in Syria

Their bodies were found after being stabbed and burned in Homs, opposition activists said.

# homs - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down Syria This post contains images

Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down

Kofi Annan and President Assad’s meeting came to a deadlock in the capital city.

# homs - Friday 9 March, 2012

'Families massacred' in Homs as rebels reject call for dialogue

Activists are reporting summary executions, mass rape and targeting of specific families by the forces of president Bashar al-Assad.

# homs - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video Syria This post contains videos

Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video

Abdo Hussameldin announced he was defecting in a YouTube video, making him the first high ranking official to abandon the Assad regime since the uprising began a year ago this month.

# homs - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Aid team gains entry to struggling region of Homs in Syria

The food and emergency aid convoy has spent the past six days trying to secure entry to Baba Amr.

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