Syria unrest: Maps and videos of Homs fighting

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Attacks on the district of Baba Amr

This satellite image analysis by Human Rights Watch of one area of the Baba Amr neighbourhood on 25 February marks all the places that it says show evidence of having been struck by rocket, artillery, and mortar fire. At least 950 craters are visible on open land, while 640 buildings are visibly damaged, Human Rights Watch says.

Opposition and human rights activists say an estimated 700 people have been killed in Homs since rockets and mortars began hitting homes in the city's opposition-dominated districts on 4 February. Tanks and troops entered the protest centre of Baba Amr on 1 March after the rebel Free Syrian Army announced a "tactical withdrawal".

Homs has been a focus of anti-government unrest since demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad erupted in March 2011. The UN says more than 7,500 people have been killed by security forces across the country. The government says at least 1,345 members of the security forces have been killed combating what it calls "armed gangs and terrorists", and puts the number of civilians killed at 2,493.

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