Local Coordination Committees in Syria) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS HANDOUT PHOTO, Associated Press
In this citizen journalism image provide by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and released on Wednesday Feb. 1, 2012, an anti-Syrian regime protester, holds an Arabic poster that reads, "tomorrow we shall remember a year's passing since the birth of death," as she walks during a demonstration in Idlib Province, north Syria. Thirty years ago Thursday, Syria's regime began a withering, three-week assault on the rebellious city of Hama, leveling entire neighborhoods and killing thousands of people in one of the most notorious massacres in the modern Middle East.

KUWAIT CITY — Witnesses say demonstrators have stormed into the Syrian Embassy compound in Kuwait, breaking windows and hoisting the flag of the opposition to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Saturday's attack came as activists said a government assault killed more than 200 people in the Syrian city of Homs.

Some political groups in Kuwait have called for the expulsion of Syrian diplomats from the Gulf nation. Gulf states have played a central role in Arab efforts to end Syria's bloodshed.

Witnesses say there were no serious injuries at the embassy, where protesters ripped down the Syrian flag and replaced it with the colors of the uprising. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media

Police later cleared the area and blocked roads.