Major assault on #Syria’n city of Homs - at least 7,000 flee
Sunday February 26, 2012 AVAAZ BREAKING NEWS
Major assault on Syrian city of Homs - at least 7,000 flee
An unprecedented attack by Syrian government forces, with heavy shelling across six districts of Homs, began around 19.30 local time (17.30GMT) today.
Avaaz citizen journalists reported at least 2,000 refugees attempting to flee are trapped in the city’s suburbs, with another 5,000 blocked by regime forces on the outskirts of Jobar. The districts under attack are Sultaniya, Jobar, Kafar Aya, Jouret al Araiss and Baba Amr.
Attempts to flee the city were halted as roads out are being shelled by the Syrian army.
Shabiha government militia have taken six Sunni families hostage in the city, creating panic with news circulating that they have been slaughtered.
Syrian activists supported by Avaaz’s humanitarian aid programme are close to these locations and are assisting the refugees, with blankets and medical supplies. However they are urgently requesting baby formula, food and clean water.
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