Tank rounds and motor bombs continued to rain down on the Syrian city of Homs on the eve of a visit to the country by the UN/Arab League envoy, Kofi Annan. Those opposed to President Basher al-Assad claim that scores of activists have been killed in Syria on another day of violence.
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, visited Homs earlier in week. She said: “The Syrian government have asked for more time to look at the agreement that I put to them. It is very important indeed in my view that we get unhindered humanitarian access.”