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Homs - Apr 14, 2012 - 12:58

Last modified: 14 Apr 2012 09:58
Here's a quick recap of events:

Just days ago, hopes were high for some kind of peace in Syria after the UN-brokered ceasefire.

But according to opposition activists, Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad shelled the city of Homs on Saturday, the first bombings since a ceasefire began two days ago.  

Activists say there has been gunfire in opposition areas since Friday.

The Syrian government says "terrorists" have been carrying out attacks. 

Now the United Nations has delayed a vote that involved sending observers into the country.

The Security Council is tentatively scheduled to vote on a Western-Arab draft resolution authorising an advance UN team to monitor the fragile ceasefire which aims to end 13 months of bloodshed during the uprising against Assad. 

It is still unclear if Russia, one of Assad's allies, can be persuaded to support the draft, which calls on Syria to allow access for a team of up to 30 unarmed military observers and threatens to consider "further steps" if Syria does not comply. 

For more detail and context, read our news story: Syrian forces 'shell districts of Homs' 

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Pictures below show smoke rising from a neighbourhood in Homs, after it was apparently shelled by government forces: