Syrian rebels claim government forces expanded their crackdown this week. Shelling continued today against Homs and was expanded to the town of Busra al-Harir. Syrian opposition groups said between 26 and 55 were killed yesterday from government attacks.
A six-man UN monitoring force in the country demanded access to areas being shelled by the Syrian army but are still negotiating access rules with the government. The rest of the 30-man UN observer team approved by the Security Council will arrive later this week.
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