'Gunfire and explosions' in Homs, Syria
Syrian government forces have bombarded the city of Homs with artillery shells and mortars, killing at least 55 people, according to opposition groups.
But the government has denied the claims and accused activists of engaging in a propaganda campaign.
The BBC's Paul Wood, and cameraman Fred Scott, were smuggled into Homs, from where they sent this report.
Watch other reports from the BBC team inside Homs below.
Reporting under fire in Homs
The BBC's Paul Wood reports from inside Homs where he says rocket launchers were being used against the city.
'Shelling is constant, every few seconds'
Eyewitnesses say a field clinic was hit and that most of the casualties have been civilians.
'Everybody in Homs is staying inside'
Paul Wood says there are reports that Russian-made tanks inside Homs are firing on residents
'Despair and hysteria sum up the mood'
Paul Wood and the BBC team managed to 'slip out' of the city overnight during a pause in the bombardment.
People inside Homs 'feel trapped'
A mother in Homs: 'The outside world won't help us'
04 Feb 2012
- From the section Middle East