Syrian government forces launched military assaults in several parts of the country. In Homs army troops shelled three neighbourhoods, so far 14 people were killed in the bombardment.
Several neighbourhoods in Homs are filled with people that fled the district of Bab Amr, the neighbourhood that the Syrian forces took from the rebels last month. Meanwhile opposition fighters escaped to the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor as security forces were closing in on them.
Recently several tanks entered the residential neighbourhoods in southeastern areas of Deir al-Zor. While the lightly-armed Free Syrian Army retreated to avoid a massacre. (AV)