Whilst the Arab League was discussing peace in Syria, with President Bashar al-Assad agreeing to the UN plan, actions in Syria did not match the rhetoric.
Amateur video has emerged purporting to show more government attacks on the restive city of Homs.
However, it is not only the government that is refusing to end the violence. Striving for better coordination, Syria’s armed opposition has announced a reorganisation that brings disparate groups under one command. Placed in charge are defected officers who have been exiled to neighbouring Turkey.
The Supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has vowed to defend regional ally Assad against any foreign intervention.
Citing Assad’s stance on Israel, Khamenei said he supports Assad because of his “policy of resistance against the Zionist regime.”
At least one million Syrians need humanitarian assistance, according to the United Nations.