News Brief 2/29/2012, Adar 6, 5772
Syrian Government Claims Key Homs Neighborhood
A source from the Syrian military announced that the army had taken control of a key neighborhood in the besieged city of Homs. The forces of President Bashar Assad claimed they has wrested the neighborhood of Baba Amar from rebel hands, in a report to French media. Homs is home to approximately 1 million people and is Syria's third most populated city.