Worsening the humanitarian situation and prompting a new diplomatic
push from Turkey, Armored reinforcements poured into Homs as President
Bashar Assad's forces bombarded the Syrian city for a fourth day,.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Ankara could no
longer stand by and watch. Syrian government forces on Thursday
tightened their siege of the dissident central province of Homs, a day
after killing more than 100 people in heavy shelling. Activists
reported that at least 31 people died on Thursday as Assad's forces
continued the attack. The Syrian opposition intensified calls for
international intervention to protect civilians.