Mideast Syria

February 8, 2012 - 4:35 PM
In this citizen journalism image provide by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, a damaged house from the Syrian government forces shelling, at Baba Amr neighborhood in Homs province, Syria, on Wednesday Feb. 8, 2012. The European Union will impose harsher sanctions on Syria, a senior EU official said Wednesday, as Russia tried to broker talks between the vice president and the opposition to calm violence. Activists reported at least 50 killed in military assaults targeting government opponents. (AP Photo/Local Coordination Committees in Syria) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS HANDOUT PHOTO