At least 60 martrys fell today, mostly in Homs and Damascus where there has been a fierce assault on the eastern suburbs. 9 people were slaughtered by Assad’s forces just in Hamouriyah, while Duma remains under heavy shelling. In Haffeh today the UN observers saw what it means to be cleansed by Assad’s forces – the town is destroyed and deserted except for the stench of death. Meanwhile, Russia may yet find that their support for Assad’s massacres come at a big price – a Russian trade delegation to Saudi Arabia was told by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce that they were not welcome. See the map for more info.