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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Omar Shaker
Food and water are running dangerously low in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, with frantic cries for help from residents amid government shelling that pounded rebel strongholds and killed at least 30 people Tuesday, activists said.
"Still, the bombardment and killings have decreased here in their presence. We see them as a kind of human shields, that's all," he said.
Shaker said around 7,000 protested Friday in Baba Amr — the first demonstration in the besieged district in more than a week.