Activist Hadi Abdallah speaks on the situation in Homs (February 29th, 2012; Al-Jazeera English)
Syrian troops have reportedly clashed with opposition fighters in the city of Homs, as the army tried to enter the opposition stronghold of Bab Amr.
Hadi al-Abdallah, an activist from Homs, tells al Jazeera that the city is enduring the most brutal attack since the military assault there began more than three weeks ago.
A Russian ship that made an unscheduled stop in Cyprus while carrying tons of arms to Syria was technically violating an EU embargo on such shipments, say Cypriot officials.
The vessel, however, was allowed to continue its journey Wednesday after changing its destination.
The cargo ship, owned by St. Petersburg-based Westberg Ltd., left the Russian port on Dec. 9 for Turkey and Syria, which is 65 miles (105 kilometers) east of Cyprus, the officials said.
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