Syrian opposition urges Homs international protection
07-Nov-2011 (one comment)

The main Syrian opposition group says Homs is a disaster area and is urging international protection for civilians.

The Syrian National Council said government forces had been shelling residential areas for days.

It says civilians are very short of food and medical supplies, and electricity and water have been cut.

Last week the Syrian government agreed to an Arab League deal to pull troops out of residential areas.

However, the BBC's Jonathan Head, in neighbouring Turkey, says this has not happened.

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Libya's interim government has become the first in the world to recognise Syria's opposition movement as a "legitimate authority" to rule Syria.

The body that toppled the former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi after more than 40 years claimed the Syrian National Council was "more representative" than the incumbent president, Bashar al-Assad, who has battled a sustained popular revolt that threatens to oust his regime for the past six months.