The northern city of Idlib is controlled by the Free Syrian Army – made up of defectors from the government’s forces – but residents are preparing for an attack from Assad’s army. Troops have reportedly been seen moving outside the city, bringing fears that the violence could be on the scale of what’s already been seen in Homs. Our special correspondent Alex Crawford is in Idlib and sent this report.
Innocent victims are being shot down by snipers in Homs every day. Sniper fire and all-out fighting between government troops and the defectors of the Free Syrian Army, the FSA, is constant. More than 4000 people have died since protests broke out in Syria in March, according to the United Nations.