The situation is said to be tense as tanks lurk round every corner.
Three days of shelling by the tanks has left at least 20 people dead but now they are pulling back. The regime will not want the monitors to see this side of Homs. Yesterday the monitors were taken to see the damage in Damascus, resulting from bomb attacks on December 23, 2011. The regime maintains this was carried out by terrorist rebels whilst the protesters insist it was inflicted by the regime.
Although many, including France, have said that the Arab League monitors must make their way to Homs as a matter of urgency it is doubtful they will have free access to all areas. The regime is also holding back in an effort to show that it is not attacking the people of Homs.
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