Syria Live Blog
Syria - Apr 14, 2012 - 08:34
Last modified: 14 Apr 2012 05:34
Syrian troops have shelled two neighbourhoods in the flashpoint central city of Homs, even as a hard-won UN-backed ceasefire entered its third day, a resident activist and a human rights group said.
"There was shelling last night in the old part of the city, in Jurat al-Shayah and al-Qarabis. And I have heard eight shells fall in the past hour," Karm Abu Rabea, a resident activist who lives in an adjacent neighbourhood, told the Reuters news agency on Saturday morning.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the overnight bombardment that continued into the morning had wounded several people.
The UN Security Council was to vote later on Saturday on a Western-drafted resolution allowing a ceasefire observer mission in Syria even though Russia's support remained in doubt.
The US called for the vote after a second day of wrangling with Russia over security guarantees for the first 30 unarmed military monitors that UN-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan wants in Syria early next week.