The Siege of Homs was a military confrontation between the Syrian military and the Syrian opposition in the city of Homs as a part of the Syrian Civil War. The siege lasted three years from May 2011 to May 2014, and resulted in an opposition withdrawal from the city.Nationwide anti-government protests began in March 2011, and clashes between security forces and protestors in Homs intensified in April.

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  • The Siege of Homs was a military confrontation between the Syrian military and the Syrian opposition in the city of Homs as a part of the Syrian Civil War. The siege lasted three years from May 2011 to May 2014, and resulted in an opposition withdrawal from the city.Nationwide anti-government protests began in March 2011, and clashes between security forces and protestors in Homs intensified in April. In early May 2011, the Syrian military conducted a crackdown against anti-government protesters in Homs, some of whom were armed and fired on security forces.While the Syrian government had succeeded to temporarily quell the March–April Daraa protests with a large scale military operation, this early May military operation in Homs failed to succeed likewise.By September, sectarian clashes and bloodshed in Homs between Alawites and Sunnis played a larger role in Homs than in the rest of Syria.In late October 2011, a Free Syrian Army brigade built around defected army officers repeatedly ambushed government’s security forces around the Baba Amr neighbourhood of Homs and through early November successfully defended the Baba Amr neighborhood. In late December 2011, an Arab mission was sent to monitor the situation following the Arab League plan. Following the abortive mission, the Syrian Army in February 2012 launched an offensive against Baba Amr, shelling the entire district and blocking all supply routes. In early March, government forces launched a ground assault into Baba Amr, forcing the rebels to withdraw from the neighborhood.By early May 2012, following a UN brokered cease-fire, only sporadic street fighting and shelling occurred. During this time, the government was in control of most of the city. The opposition held between 15% and 20% of Homs while fighting for control of a similar-sized area was still ongoing. In December 2012, the Syrian Army captured the district of Deir Baalba, leaving only the Old City, Khalidiya district, and a few other areas under rebel control.In early March 2013, government forces launched an assault into several rebel-controlled neighborhoods, but the rebels, reinforced by units that arrived from the nearby rebel-controlled town of al-Qusayr, managed to repel the attacks. In mid-March, rebels attempted to retake Baba Amr, but were forced to pull back later in the month. In March and early April 2013, the Lebanese Hezbollah militia moved fully into the Homs’ fighting, in assistance to the Syrian government forces. In late July, government forces captured the Khalidiya district.In early May 2014, following an agreement reached between the government and the rebels, rebel forces were allowed to evacuate the city, leaving Homs under full government control. (en)
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  • (by late July 2012)
  • 2,000–2,200 killed (June 2012–May 2014)
  • 5,000–6,000 captured
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  • Hezbollah
  • SSNP
  • *National Defense Force
  • *Shabiha
  • *Syrian Armed Forces
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • *Security agencies
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  • Islamic Front
  • al-Nusra Front
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  • The siege of the rebel-held Waer district continued until 21 May 2017, when the rebels evacuated the area.
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  • Major Syrian Army victory
  • *Syrian Army recaptures Homs
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  • 200–300 tanks
  • 7,000–10,000 troops
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  • Map of the frontline shifts from February 2012 to May 2017 (en)
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  • Gen. Ghassan Afif (en)
  • Gen. Maher al-Assad (en)
  • Abdelbasset Saroot (en)
  • Abdul Qadir al-Homsi (en)
  • Abdul Rahman Orfalli (en)
  • Abou Souffiane (en)
  • Ahmad Hassan Abou Assaad al-Sharkassi (en)
  • Col. Fatih Fahd Hasoon (en)
  • Gen. Abdo al-Tallawi (en)
  • Gen. Mohamed Maaruf (en)
  • Gen. Nizar al-Hussein (en)
  • Khadar Al Halouani (en)
  • Lt. Abdul Razzaq Tlass (en)
  • Lt. Abu Sayeh Juneidi (en)
  • Mohammed al-Sukni (en)
  • (en)
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  • Siege of Homs (en)
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  • --05-21
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  • Major Syrian Army victory *Syrian Army recaptures Homs (en)
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  • Free Syrian Army: (en)
  • Elements of: 14th Special Forces Division * 556th SF regiment 15th Special Forces Division * 35th SF Regiment * 127th SF Regiment * 403rd Armored Regiment 4th Armored Division * 555th SF regiment * 154th Artillery Regiment Republican Guard * 104th Mechanized Brigade * 105th Mechanized Brigade 11th Armored Division (en)
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