Fleeing Homs with tales of slaughter
5 March 2012 Last updated at 12:01 GMT
People fleeing the Syrian city of Homs have accused the security forces of committing atrocities, including summary executions and cutting the throats of prisoners.
Troops and paramilitaries took full control of the Baba Amr quarter of Homs over the weekend after a month of bombardment.
Opposition activists say some 4,000 people have left so far.
The Syrian government says it seized back the area from what it calls "terrorist" groups paid by foreign governments to destabilise the country.
The BBC's Paul Wood and cameraman Fred Scott sent this exclusive report from the outskirts of Homs.