Shelling continued non-stop in the besieged city of Homs early Friday, a day after the United Nations General Assembly passed a non-biding resolution condemning the brutal government crackdown in Syria.
The shelling in the flashpoint city of Homs marks the 14th consecutive day of near constant bombardment as Syrian forces targeted stronghold neighborhoods of Bab Amr, Inshaat and Khailidya, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition activist group.
Protests were planned in cities across the war-ravaged nation later Friday.
And as the carnage continued, the international community struggled to find a way to stop it.
On Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly passed by an overwhelming margin a nonbinding resolution endorsing the Arab League plan for the Syrian president to step down. The vote was 137 in favor and 12 against, with 17 abstentions.
It is unclear what, if any, effect the resolution will have on what many world leaders see as a relentless campaign by President Bashar al-Assad's forces to stamp out opposition.FULL STORY