Yesterday, the situation was much calmer than it has been in recent days. Apart from sporadic gunfire early in the morning, there wasn’t any shelling. The military presence here, however, is still very heavy. There are tanks, soldiers, check-points and snipers throughout Homs.
Sniper on the roof of a hospital in Homs. Video posted on YouTube by homshoms2011.
Snipers pose the biggest threat right now. Almost half of the people who have been killed the last few days were shot dead by sniper fire. They kept shooting yesterday in spite of the ceasefire. At least four people were injured by sniper fire alone in Homs yesterday morning.
Life has returned to normal. The stores are still closed and people don’t dare leave their homes out of fear of becoming a walking target. The situation won’t change until the government orders its forces to pull out of the city.