Each week, HuffPost World will provide the top stories out of Syria and a recap of events in the country's year-long uprising, as President Bashar Assad’s regime continues its bloody crackdown.
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Human Rights Watch -- War Crimes In Idlib
Homs, once an opposition stronghold, is now "littered with piles of rubble and bombed-out buildings." Watch below:
According to the international organization Human Rights Watch, Syrian troops killed at least 95 civilians and burned or destroyed hundreds of houses in the governorate of Idlib before the start of the ceasefire. The organization accuses Syrian government troops of war crimes, citing dozens of extrajudicial executions, killings of civilians and destruction of civilian property.
Read more on Human Rights Watch's blog or watch the video below.
GlobalPost -- 'Syria Seals Off Rebellious Neighborhoud'
GlobalPost reports from Syria's city of Homs that government troops have built a massive wall to seal off the city's neighborhood of Baba Amr. The now nearly-deserted neighborhood had been shelled for months by the Syrian army in February 2012.
A reporter for GlobalPost recently visited Baba Amr and the wall, describing it as up to 10-feet high and made of cement. It's still so new there is no graffiti. Since most residents have long fled, the neighborhood behind the wall has become “a dead land for cats and dogs,” as one former resident described it.
Read the full GlobalPost report here.
Reuters -- UN Observers Visit Homs