Another round of violence flared in turbulent Syria on Tuesday, as reports of more deaths surfaced amid the relentless government crackdown against protesters.
The nearly seven-month-long offensive has drawn world condemnation and calls to action against the government of Bashar al-Assad.
The U.N. Security Council could vote as soon as Tuesday on a resolution to immediately to halt the clampdown against opponents of al-Assad. And a newly formed group of army deserters has issued pleas for help from the international community.
"This regime will stay until the last drop of blood," said Col. Riad al-Assa'ad, head of a group of army deserters merged into a force called the Free Syria Army. "But there can't be more bloodshed than there already is."FULL STORY