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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 10:38 AM

Eyewitness: 'Slaughtered like sheep' in Homs

Source: BBC News

5 March 2012


Eyewitness: 'Slaughtered like sheep' in HomsBy Paul Wood

BBC News, outside Homs, Syria



On a road out of Homs I saw the exodus from Baba Amr.

These people endured weeks under bombardment then fled, panicked, before troops arrived.

One woman screamed: "We are homeless. Why? Because we asked for freedom."

People are terrified of what government forces will do now that they have entered Baba Amr, the district of Homs controlled until last Thursday by the rebels of the Free Syrian Army.

One group had walked for three days to avoid the soldiers.
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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17259471

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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 04:46 PM

1. I heard the man describe watching as his 12-year-old son's throat was slashed by soldiers.

I have to say that it tends to make me agree somewhat with McCain's sentiments, although not necessarily his suggested actions. Something has to be done about this. Exactly what that is is "above my pay grade," but something has to be done.

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