Recently in Syria a pipeline attacked amid ongoing killings. Syrian officials and activists all blamed each other for the an attack on a gas pipeline near the city of Homs. Eighteen members of the security forces were killed in a separate incident while leading an opposition group. The troops were killed in clashes in the city of Jasem. Their bodies were said to be taken to a government-run hospital in Daraa province.
The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said a terrorist group had picked the pipeline near Homs, but activists said the government blew it up themselves. The activists spoke that there is no difference here in Homs without power because we don’t have necessities anyway. Two others blamed the government of blowing up the pipeline in order to distract Arab League monitors who are in the country to try and protect civilians from violence. The activist said the city still has many spots and security forces with heavy machine guns, and tanks that have not left the city and are just hidden where monitors cannot see them.
Three civilians were killed by government fire Tuesday in Homs. France’s president Nicolas sarkozy said that President Bashar al-Assad must relinquish power.
El-Araby said the killing was still going on despite the presence of his observers. There is gunfire from various directions, making it difficult to tell who is shooting.
Arab League observers entered Syria last week after the United Nations estimated that 5,000 people had been killed since March in an uprising against the government. On the good side nearly 3,500 prisoners have been freed and more then
70 monitors have been placed in six cities, and the number of observers will son exceed 100, el-Araby said.