Shelling in Homs
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Bombardment of Syrian city 'intensifies' after UN vote

17 February 2012 Last updated at 12:56 GMT

Syrian troops are shelling intensively parts of the city of Homs, activists say, a day after the UN General Assembly called for an end to violence.

One opposition group said the bombardment was the heaviest since troops launched attacks on anti-government strongholds 13 days ago.

A senior Chinese envoy is meanwhile due to meet President Bashar al-Assad.

Jim Muir reports from neighbouring Beirut.