Homs onslaught kills Syrian kids

AFP-JIJI

Syrian government air raids on Homs killed a woman and two children Sunday, monitors said, as regime forces pressed a ferocious assault on rebel-held parts of the city, dubbed the “capital of the revolution.”

As the violence raged, the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council and the European Union meeting in Bahrain called for a political solution to Syria’s conflict, while regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia urged the EU to arm the opposition.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that in addition to the three civilians, at least 24 regime force members had been killed in the latest fighting in Homs.