Incredible photos of the war in Syria - The destruction of Homs

In Homs, formerly one of Syria's main cities, some of the most violent battles have been fought.

Besides Homs being the rebel stronghold, it's a symbolically important gain for the regime. The city has a strategically important position. Partly on the road from Damascus to the sea, partly between Damascus and Aleppo.

These photos show the full extent of the war and the destruction of Homs.