February 15th, 2012
02:18 AM ET

Opposition: Syrian war planes blow up oil pipeline in Homs

A massive plume of thick, black smoke billowed from the Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday, punctuating the chaos that has plagued the opposition stronghold for months.

According to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, an opposition activist group, government war planes flew over Homs and blew up an oil pipeline.

The Syrian government did not immediately issue a statement on the situation in Homs.

Meanwhile, after repeated U.N. failures to formally denounce the Syrian regime, the latest U.N. draft resolution condemning Syria could be voted on in the General Assembly as early as Wednesday.

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  1. Realist

    This was seen on a webcam with two english speaking people in the background. Reports by CNN in 13 minuets (it takes them 25 minuets to report the 9.0 Japan quake.)

    Keep breathing in that propaganda. RON PAUL 2012

    February 15, 2012 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. Timothy Kikomi

    It began as a simple call for political reforms and basic freedoms. Regime change was not even on the cards and protesters were peaceful. Then "mistakes" were made according to Bashar al-Assad. Things have degenerated into the sickening bloodbath that we see today because instead of dialogue he thought mistakenly and following bad advice he could bomb the opposition into silence and life would get back to how is was. It worked in China, it worked in Russia so why not in Syria. Well too much blood has been shed for him to turn back and Syrian's have had enough and the world can't put up with a leader who instead of listening to his own people if massacres them. He would be at home with the likes of Hitler and other mass murderers. So China and Russia please think again about your support for this murderous regime.

    February 15, 2012 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      you have to have nukes to get away with killing your own people

      February 15, 2012 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. Superman

    Its ridiculous , what this government is doing .i have never seen this as propaganda. These people are so desperate . And risk their lifes to discuss such things how could it not be true if someone could prove to me that these things are not happening than go for it but i for one just cant stand to see people suffer like these people are this madness has got to be stoped

    February 15, 2012 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    "...thick, black smoke..." from an explosion?
    That's strange. The cardinals always send up white smoke when a Pope is elected.
    Creative Writing 101-103 again today, to be followed by Language Arts.

    February 15, 2012 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I remember when the class was called Language Arts...

      February 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    I'm working on a new propaganda novel.
    The working ti-
    tle is SO GIBBOUS THE MOON.

    February 15, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |