Heavily shelled buildings in Baba Amr district of Homs, Syria
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Syria crisis: The assault on Baba Amr

One year ago this month, the Syrian army launched one of the most intense assaults of the conflict, with the bombardment of the Baba Amr district of Homs.

The operation was meant to crush the rebel Free Syrian Army, but thousands of civilians bore the brunt of the attack which lasted for more than three weeks.

Paul Wood, who was there during that shelling last year, reports from Beirut.

  • 14 Feb 2013
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