Hama shelled again; 23 dead across Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights - a source generally acknowledged as accurate - puts the death toll since the "cease fire" began last month at more than 1,000. Add 23 to that number today: Terror gripped cities across Syria on Sunday as residents came under attack by shelling and gunfire, opposition activists said. Many homes caught fire as Syrian forces stormed Hama, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. At least eight people were killed in the western city, according to Local Coordination Committees of Syria, an opposition network. Explosions were also heard near the southern city of Douma and near a government security branch in the eastern Deir Ezzor province, the observatory said. The Syrian conflict has also heightened historic tensions across the border in Tripoli, Lebanon, where at least one Lebanese civilian and one Lebanese soldier were killed Sunday in clashes between factions supporting and opposing the uprising in Syria, Lebanon's...(Read Full Post)