Warplanes pounded rebel-held areas of Homs in the Syrian city's heaviest onslaught for months on Friday, monitors said, as Turkey reportedly returned cross-border shellfire for the second time this week.
Syrian demonstrators shout slogans against the regime during a protest in the northern city of Aleppo. Thousands of people demonstrated across Syria despite ongoing violence, calling for the arming of the rebel Free Syrian Army.
The clashes came as the UN condemned the Syrian army's deadly shelling of a Turkish border town on Wednesday, and "terrorist" car bombs that killed almost 50 people in the war-torn country's second city Aleppo on the same day.
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