Violent confrontations erupted between pro-Syrian regime forces and elements of the Free Syrian Army Wednesday (February 29th) in the besieged Baba Amr district, a member of the Syrian Revolution General Commission told Al-Shorfa.
Hadi al-Abdallah said in a telephone conversation that "anti-regime civilian activists and the Free Syrian Army are evacuating families from areas targeted by pro-Assad forces. The main mission now is to protect families and prevent al-Assad's forces from committing further massacres."
"If there was no external intervention, a real disaster and tragedy would take place all over Homs," al-Abdallah said.
Baba Amr district and other districts in Homs have been under artillery and rocket bombardment for three weeks and hundreds have been killed.
Meanwhile, AFP reported that the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) announced Wednesday that it was setting up a military bureau to supervise the "armed resistance" against the regime.
"The SNC has decided to set up a military bureau, acknowledging the importance of putting controls on the armed resistance in Syria and in support of the Free (Syrian) Army," the council said.