The besieged Syrian city of Homs came under the heaviest Assad's bombardment in a month. Homs' neighborhoods of Jouret al-Shayyah, al-Khalidiyeh and Karam Shamsham are being shelled with tank fire, mortars and rockets. Russian-made rockets were raining on Homs, and four people have been dead since the morning.
This was the 29th day since Homs is under siege. This Thursday was is the worst, however. Scores have been injured and black smoke is covering the sky of Homs.
Homs province has been the scene of large anti-Alawite protests and several of its neighborhoods have become a stronghold for the armed opposition.
Pictures broadcast live by activists showed the neighborhood of Jouret al-Shayyah under attack. Loud explosions and heavy gunfire could be heard on the broadcast.