Some 70 percent of the district of Baba Amr in Homs has been destroyed by artillery fire.
Channel 4 in the UK rebroadcast video footage of the carnage at Homs
Juan Cole is the founder and chief editor of Informed Comment. He is Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History at the University of Michigan He is author of, among many other books, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Follow him on Twitter at @jricole or the Informed Comment Facebook Page
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