Syria: Security forces enter Homs to crush protests
Syrian security forces have moved into parts of the city of Homs, a centre of the nationwide protests against President Bashar al-Assad.
There were reports of heavy shooting in the city - rights groups said a 12-year-old boy had died.
State media said several "armed saboteurs" had been killed or wounded, arrests made and quantities of arms and ammunition seized.
Syrian authorities are preventing international journalists from entering, so our correspondent Jim Muir has sent this report from Beirut.
09 May 2011
- From the section Middle East