Over 3,500 Syrians have been killed during President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on an uprising that has been going on for over eight months.
Homs, the city where the uprising has been the strongest, experienced six days of near-continuous bombing that ended Tuesday. Over 100 people were killed in the first five days of bombing.
The goal of the bombing was to tighten the army's grip on Homs and to terminate army defectors who were hiding out in Baba Amr and other neighborhoods, the New York Times reported.
The bloodshed continues despite the Syrian government consenting to a peace plan on Nov. 2. At least 60 people have been killed since this agreement, Fox News reported.
In an attempt to "suffocate" the protesters out of Baba Amr, the government cut electricity, water, and phone lines to the area.
The Syrian National Council declared Homs a "disaster area" on Monday.
A group known as the Syrian Free army has been reported to be the protectors of the protesters in Baba Amr.
"We are hear to protect the peaceful, unarmed protesters," a Syrian Free solider said. "We will teach (the military offensive) a hard lesson."