Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Civil War In Syria -- News Updates February 29, 212

Activists: Syrian Security Forces Launch Ground Assault In Homs -- Voice of America

Syrian security forces have launched a ground assault on the besieged city of Homs, in an attempt to overrun rebel-held districts that have endured nearly a month of bombardment that killed hundreds and left residents in desperate peril.

Activists said Wednesday that government troops were trying to enter the opposition Baba Amr and al-Inshaat neighborhoods, where fierce confrontations with the rebel Free Syrian Army were taking place. A Syrian official vowed Baba Amr would be "cleansed" within hours.

More News On Syria's Civil War

Syria: Overview
-- Yahoo News
Syria: Baba Amr awaits its fate - Wednesday 29 February -- The Guardian
Syria Live Blog -- Al Jazeera

Syria unrest: Military 'advancing in Homs' -- BBC
Syrian troops move to retake Homs district Baba Amr -- The Telegraph
Syrian forces launch ground assault on Homs -- Al Jazeera
Helicopters fire on Syrians as siege intensifies, activists say -- CNN
Elite Syrian troops bombard rebel strongholds in Homs as opposition vows to fight on -- National Post/Reuters
Syrian troops advance on rebel-held area of Homs -- FOX News/AP
Syrian troops reportedly launch ground assault on Homs -- Washington Post
Syrian forces launch ground assault on rebel bastion -- AFP
Syrian Troops Reportedly Pushing Into Besieged City -- New York Times
Syrian forces launch ground assault on rebel bastion -- AFP
Syria 'in ground assault' on Homs -- Irish Times
Syria Blocks U.N. Visitor, Vows to 'Cleanse' Homs -- Wall Street Journal
Syrian assault traps 100,000 in Homs -- Gulf News
Syrian Forces Shell Towns in North After Assad Says Voters Back Referendum -- Bloomberg

Syria unrest: Death toll passes 7,500, UN says -- BBC
Syria civilian death toll "well over 7,500": U.N. -- Reuters
U.N.: Syria death toll 'well over' 7,500 -- CNN

Syria: Bashar al-Assad 'could be classified as war criminal' -- The Telegraph
Clinton: Assad fits "war criminal" definition -- CBS News

Spanish reporter escapes Syria to Lebanon -- AP
Group describes harrowing rescue of British journalist in Syria -- L.A. Times
13 Syrians die attempting to rescue foreign journalists from Homs -- Washington Post

UN humanitarian aid chief denied entry into Syria -- Reuters
Syria opposition group open to ties with Hezbollah -- Jerusalem Post
Syria's nonviolent activists face uphill battle for democracy -- L.A. Times
Syria 'Path Of Death' Smuggling A Lifeline Into War-Torn Country -- Huffington Post

Syria's uprising is being crushed but Assad cannot escape his fate -- Fares Chamseddine, The Guardian
The relentless violence in Syria: By the numbers -- The Week

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