Thursday, June 14, 2012

Syria Violence Escalating

Things just keep getting worse in Syria.

The latest bad news comes from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who suggested Tuesday that Russia may be in the process of sending attack helicopters to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.

Read it all here.

Amid the increasing violence in Syria, the BBC reports that British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said he could not rule out international military intervention, warning that the situation was starting to resemble Bosnia in the 1990s.

The humanitarian crisis also worsens as residents of Homs accuse the Syrian army of shelling rooftop water tanks to deprive residents of drinking water. Amateur video footage taken earlier this year and verified as genuine by the BBC shows the damage done by shrapnel to rooftop water tanks.

Temperatures in Syria can exceed 40C (104F) in summer.

See satellite photos of Homs here.

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