The Syrian government’s relentless assault in Homs has produced a predictable reaction. Syria's main political opposition group has formed a military bureau to unify armed resistance to the government.
Syria’s Interior Ministry announced today that voters had approved constitutional reforms. The referendum was dismissed by Western leaders as a sham.The government's reform effort follows a gathering of Western leaders and Syrian opposition groups in Tunisia over the weekend.
More than 60 world leaders met in Tunis last week to address Syria’s escalating violence. The country has become a deadly place for both Syrians and foreign journalists. New Yorker staff writer Jon Lee Anderson reports from rebel-controlled areas in Syria.
During the 11-month uprising in Syria, the city of Homs has been a focal point for both protesters and government forces. Earlier this month, a UN Security Council resolution that called for President Bashar al-Assad to step aside was rejected by Russia and China.