With Chinese and Russian backers, he hasn’t any worries of going the way of Gaddafi.
Assad forces kill at least 217 Syrians in Homs
NGO says death toll rising as Assad forces crack down on protests mainly in city’s Khalidiya district.
BEIRUT – More than 200 people were killed in shelling by Syrian forces in the city of Homs, activists said on Saturday, as the UN Security Council prepared to vote on a draft resolution backing an Arab call for President Bashar Assad to give up power.
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights cited witnesses as saying that hundreds were wounded in the latest outburst of fighting in Syria’s 11-month uprising against Assad.