05.02.2012 12.Schwat. 5772
Top military intelligence commander deserts army in highest-level defection yet; enraged Syrians storm regime’s embassies in Europe, Mideast.
Hundreds of people were killed this weekend by shelling in the Syrian flashpoint city of Homs, in the bloodiest episode yet in the nearly year-old revolt against President Bashar Assad.
As news of the violence spread on Saturday, angry crowds of Syrians stormed their country’s embassies in Cairo, London, Berlin and Kuwait and protested in other cities. Death tolls cited by activists and opposition groups ranged from 237 to 260, making the Homs attack one of the deadliest incidents in the Arab revolutions that have swept the Middle East….