April 10th, 2012
04:56 AM ET

Deadline passes for Syrian forces to pull out from cities

A deadline for Syrian troops to withdraw from cities came and went Tuesday morning, but opposition activists say regime's onslaught rages on.

One activist in the besieged city of Homs said fresh shelling rained on two neighborhoods late Tuesday morning.

"Tanks hitting those areas remain in al-Qusoor neighborhood. So there is not a tank that pulled out from there," said the opposition activist, identified only as Omar for safety reasons.

Hours before the deadline, reports of mounting carnage left some world leaders doubtful of the regime's promises.

"Should the Syrian government yet again refuse to implement its commitments, make promises and then break them and continue and escalate the killing, then I think it will be clear to all that there isn't yet prospect for diplomatic solution," Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Monday. "We still hope that that's possible, we still want to give that a final chance, but I don't think we, or anybody else, are particularly optimistic."

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  1. SAVIOR at WGFN (who gives a fork news)

    Why should they pull out..the world wont stop them from killing them so they have nothing to fear....good job Russia and China ..oh you to Iran...can you wash the blood from your hands?

    April 10, 2012 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. social network


    April 10, 2012 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama


    April 10, 2012 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. ron

    As if life isn't tough enough to get through on a daily basis, I can't imagine living living with what these folks have to endure- at the hands of their own government no less. Should serve as a reminder to all of us how fortuate we are. Makes all my concerns seem awfully petty in comparison.

    April 10, 2012 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. samson

    Reblogged this on BULLETFAME.

    April 10, 2012 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Popeye

    I think this is just a cover to mask a bigger movement that will take place within the year . Hope I'm wrong !

    April 10, 2012 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. Popeye

    I think this is just a cover to mask a bigger movement that will take place within the year . Hope I'm wrong !!!!

    April 10, 2012 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |

    waiting for the last command to be passed....

    April 10, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. Popeye

    I feel the hate rise up in me , kneel down and clear the stone of leaves. I wander out where you can see , inside my shell I wait and bleed...

    April 10, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. RUFFNUTT (( dank smoking , beer drinking trailer trash from belton missouri ))

    it's always important to remember to pull-out in time...
    otherwise you'll have to pay alot of child support...

    April 10, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @ruffnutt: what's the difference between a minivan and a sports car?

      pulling out

      April 10, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. Phil Spectre

    Go to hell, Syria. With your weird missiles flying through the humid summer air, just above the palm trees. If missiles and rockets come from anywhere, they come out of Syria.

    April 10, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    I just commented on this.
    How many blogs on this topic to they have?

    April 10, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |