Syrian army fires heavy artillery barrages on Homs as UN warns of humanitarian catastrophe

  • by: BASSEM MROUE , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 5, 2013 - 2:05 PM

BEIRUT — Syrian government troops unleashed a major artillery barrage on the city of Homs on Friday, hitting buildings near a 13th century mosque as they pressed an assault on rebel-held areas in the country's strategic heartland.

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