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Well the UN makes it desperate plea to the world this morning for the people of Syria.
Live pictures now coming in from the battered city of Homs.
Another day of shelling of heavy gunfire and UN activists are now warning of even more attacks coming.
They are accusing the government of such a brutal crimes is using children.
As young as nine years old.
As human shields Conner Powell is live in our Middle East bureau with the latest on -- calls to protect these civilians.
Seem to be going on answer.
And -- -- Martha civilians have been caught in the crossfire since this started this uprising fifteen months ago but this new UN report.
Just lays out how bad it is -- especially recently according to the UN children as young is.
Eight or nine years old and pulled from their homes and forced the walk alongside Syrian troops and pro -- -- -- as they go from house to house searching for rebels.
They're also reports -- they've been put on buses and other military vehicles.
-- -- be used as human shields says Syrian troops move around the country the report also says that children as young as eight or nine years old are being tortured.
But -- didn't whipped with electrical cables in one case even shocked with electricity.
They UN says that the violence is getting worse and getting more chaotic and efforts to get civilians out of harm's way so far haven't done enough Martha.
It's incredible what you're describing -- so are there any new plans this has been a question all along.
To intervene to help.
Martha -- British foreign secretary William Hague said today there are no plans for military intervention but Kofi Annan the UN special envoy.
Is trying to get a make a meeting together of his new contact group of the United States Britain and France Russia so other countries he wants to include Iran and this meeting however.
-- US and other countries have pushed back against.
This sort of contact -- -- right now.
There is this they are struggling to get together a meeting to discuss some type of peaceful transition right now the violence is going to continue.
Because diplomatic efforts are failing Martha.
Awful situation -- thank you very much kind of Powell reporting.
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