One day after the Arab League vowed to support the Syrian opposition, Syrian troops bombarded restive areas in the province of Homs with heavy artillery and stormed areas near the capital Damascus on Monday. The United Nations General Assembly is due to discuss the country's human rights situation in New York on Monday. Arab League foreign ministers called on the UN Security Council on Sunday to form a joint Arab-UN peacekeeping force to observe a ceasefire in Syria, in the latest attempt to end the bloodshed and stop the country from sliding into a full-blown civil war.
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