3Syrian tanks crossed into the demilitarized zone in the Golan Heights today, the first such breach in 40 years. Israel’s immediate response was to register disapproval with the UN, which may indicate they don’t view this as a pressing or threatening issue just yet. No indication has been given as to Syria’s motivation for the incident. The effects of the Syrian civil war have been felt in Israel of late, as misfired shells have detonated within their borders. source
It was a very aggressive attack on Baba Amr today. I don’t think they want to enter it anyway; they want to destroy it completely by shelling it from adjacent villages and neighborhoods.
Mulham al-Jundi, Syrian activist • Describing the state of Baba Amr, a part of the besieged city of Homs in Syria. Homs has been the site of the most sustained, catastrophic violence in recent months, and tanks have reportedly surrounded the Baba Amr neighborhood on four sides, launching mortar fire and rockets into the fray. Communication into Baba Amr, which had been maintained for weeks, was cut off for a few hours today, conjuring fears of a ground massacre rolling through the area. Thankfully, recent reports suggest this has not yet occurred. The scene in Homs is ghastly, and looks to be getting worse every day — al-Jundi also said it’s hard to discern how many people are left alive, because anybody who moves through the streets risks being shot dead by government snipers stationed on rooftops. source(via • follow)