Over 200 people killed in Syria’s Homs before U.N. vote

Reuters – More than 200 people were killed in shelling by Syrian forces in the city of Homs, activists said on Saturday, as the U.N. Security Council prepared to vote on a draft resolution backing an Arab call for President Bashar al-Assad to give up power. Death tolls cited by activists and opposition groups ranged from 217 to 260, making the Homs attack the deadliest so far in Assad’s crackdown on protests which erupted 11 months ago, inspired by uprisings that overthrew three Arab leaders. Read Article