Intense blasts echoed through the ravaged Syrian city of Homs on Monday after a weekend bloodbath ended in hundreds of deaths there, local activists said.
"It is horrible. Especially today, it is horrible," said Abu Omar, a local activist who said the Syrian army was attacking without warning. "Usually they are using mortars. They are now using rockets in the sky. We can see them in the sky."
At least 30 people were killed Monday in Homs, according to another opposition activist, identified as "Danny," and a doctor at at a field hospital in the city's Baba Amr neighborhood.
The Syrian government has stepped up its brutal crackdown after the U.N. Security Council's failed Saturday to pass a resolution condemning the regime, activists said.
"The U.N. gave them the green light to inflict more violence," Danny said. "If it wasn't for the U.N., they wouldn't have did this. It gave them the OK to kill more. If the U.N. had done something about this, this regime would be a little bit scared."FULL STORY