July 7 - Amateur video appears to show the shelling of an area in Homs near the Khalid ibn al-Walid mosque. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
A landscape of destruction in Homs amid the relentless sounds of gunfire and shelling. Homs, once the epicenter of the insurgency, is a focal point of a new push by President Bashar al-Assad's forces. The video which could not be independently verified by Reuters comes as government forces have been using heavy air raids and artillery strikes to gain ground. Buildings are battered and broken. More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict which has gone on for more than two years with no resolution on the horizon.