A media office linked to the Free Syrian Army is claiming that the Assad regime’s forces used napalm incendiary bombs on civilians in the al-Waer neighborhood of Homs.

The Revolutionary Forces of Syria office say seven napalm bombs were used on Saturday across al-Waer, home to at least 90,000 people, many of them displaced from other areas of Syria.

The attacks reportedly injured 16 people, some severely. At least seven civilians suffers “severe burns” from exposure to the burning material, while others were rendered unconsciousness by gases. The bombs “caused very high temperature that melt the iron in the affected areas, and putting the fire out with water caused more inflammation”.

The regime has stepped up bombardment of al-Waer, the last section of Homs with insurgents, in recent weeks but has failed to dislodge the opposition fighters.