(CNN) Reports of airborne attacks rise in Syria; U.N. official says nation now in a civil war

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Regime forces pummeled Syrian cities from both the ground and sky Wednesday, opposition activists said, a day after the United States accused Russia of sending attack helicopters to Syria.

The Homs province city of Rastan came under fresh attack from planes and rocket-propelled grenades, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said. At least two people were killed in Homs province Wednesday, the group said.

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Posted June 13, 2012 at 7:30 am

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1. Scatcatpdx wrote:

Another fine U.N success.
sarcasm intended.

June 13, 3:58 pm | [comment link]
2. MichaelA wrote:

Not much point in criticising the UN.  Western countries have the muscle; either they are prepared to use it or they are not. 

In Libya they were, and the slaughter has stopped.  In Syria they are not, and the slaughter continues.

June 13, 8:09 pm | [comment link]

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