“It’s a real massacre in every sense of the word. I saw bodies of women and children lying on roads beheaded. It’s horrible and inhuman. It was a long night helping people get to hospitals.” - Abu Jihad, Khalidiya resident
“We are not getting any help, there are no ambulances or anything. We are removing the people with our own hands. […] We have dug out at least 100 bodies so far, they are placed in the two mosques.” - anonymous Syrian activist
“We were sitting inside our house when we started hearing the shelling. We felt shells were falling on our heads.” - Waleed, Khalidiya resident
“It does not seem that they get it. Even if they kill 10 million of us, the people will not stop until we topple him.” - anonymous Syrian resident
As many as 260 people have been killed since Friday across Homs, Syria, according to several opposition groups, marking the deadliest day of violence since anti-government protests began in mid-March.
The UN Security Council will meet Saturday morning to vote on a resolution condemning the Syrian government’s violent response to the ongoing protests.
Multiple Syrian embassies across Europe and the Middle East were attacked by demonstrators Friday and Saturday to protest the recent assault on anti-Assad activists in Syria.
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the massacre in Hama, Syria. In February 1982, President Hafez Assad, Bashar Assad’s father, attempted to crush a rebellion by shelling the city of Hama and bulldozing homes across the neighborhood. An estimated 20,000 people were killed over three weeks.
[Photos: A Syrian rebel stands next to a destroyed government forces tank decorated with Syrian revolution flags in Homs, Syria, on Wednesday. Credit: Local Coordination Committee; A boy holds up a sign during an anti-regime demonstration in the Syrian village of al-Qsair, on Friday. Credit: Alessio Romenzi/AFP/Getty Images; Signs of damage are visible at the Syrian embassy in central London on Saturday, after protestors broke into the embassy. Credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images]