Middle East

Syria Facing ‘Armed Insurrection’

Demonstrations in Syria show no sign of abating, as government forces opened fire once again on Tuesday on protesters in Homs, the nation’s third-largest city. "They shot at everything,” says one protester, but the exact number of casualties is unknown. Hundreds of people had gathered in Homs' Clock Square demanding the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad; police attacked them shortly after 2 a.m. local time. On Monday, Syria’s interior ministry said it was facing an “armed insurrection.” Two hundred people have been killed in the disputes so far.