In Syria, the heavy bombardment of opposition-held neighbourhoods in Homs is reportedly continuing.
Activists say government armoured vehicles are pouring into eastern areas of the city, prompting fears the regime is preparing to launch an assault with troops on the ground.
Dozens more people are said to have been killed over the last 24 hours, however the claims of the opposition forces cannot be verified.
Anti-aircraft cannon is said to have been used to demolish residential buildings and the sound of warplanes can be heard over the city.
What does appear clear though from video footage emerging from the city is that ordinary people are suffering.