Despite the international outcry that followed the deaths of two western journalists and the continuous siege of Homs last week, the rebel resistance in the city has now fallen after a month of continuous and barbaric shelling.
The long-awaited ground assault against the Free Syrian Army-held district of Baba Amr finally took place on Thursday, with hundreds of tanks and thousands of troops entering the district and forcing thousands of civilians to flee. The assailants were part of the infamous 4th Brigade, which is led by Bashar al-Assad’s brother, Maher. As of Monday the BBC had caught up with these fleeing refugees who gave graphic accounts of what happened to their loved ones. Unfortunately these reports have been seen by the regime, and so on Tuesday morning they destroyed a bridge used by refugees to escape into Lebanon.