Syrian tanks continue assault as UN issues rebuke

The United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay described the events on the ground in Syria as “crimes against humanity,” but the shelling and assaults on rebel forces continued unabated, reports the New York Times.

In fact, activists characterized the shelling of Homs as the heaviest in days.

“I am particularly appalled by the ongoing onslaught on Homs. Since 3rd February, in further escalation of its assault, the government has used tanks, mortars, rockets and artillery to pummel the city of Homs,” said Pillay.

Pillay also targeted his criticism on the UN Security Council for its failure to act, which he said emboldened the Syrian government.


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