Unverified picture purporting to show tanks in Homs
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Bombardment of Homs 'heaviest in days'

8 February 2012 Last updated at 09:15 GMT

The Syrian city of Homs is undergoing heavy bombardment for the fifth day running.

The BBC's Paul Wood, who is on the edge of the city, says the shelling is the heaviest so far and that people are becoming desperate for outside help.

These pictures purport to show the city of Homs today, but have not been filmed by the BBC and so cannot be verified.

Watch other reports from the BBC team inside Homs below.

BBC team smuggled into Homs

Paul Wood and cameraman Fred Scott report from inside the city as it comes under bombardment.

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