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18 people killed by Syrian forces’ new offensisve Wednesday despite ceasefire

Fierce clashes in Syria killed at least 18 people Wednesday, mostly in Homs, as regime forces stormed and shelled villages in fresh operations, monitors said. Seven people were killed in the central city of Homs — four rebels who died in clashes with the regular army in the neighbourhood of…

Syria forces use ‘nail bombs’ on protesters

Syrian forces fired nail bombs to disperse tens of thousands of protesters Friday in the Damascus suburb of Douma and the demonstrators retaliated with stones, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 24 protesters were hurt when the security forces fired the “nail bombs to…