Assad forces killed 22 people in the suburbs of the capital Damascus, 15 in Daraa,13 others in cities across Syria, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), a London-based group which tracks civilian and dissident casualties. The Syria Local Coordination Committee (LCC) said the regime forces staged rocket and howitzer attacks in Douma, Yarmouk, Harasta, and Kalamoon neighborhoods in Damascus.
Fierce clashes reportedly took place between the Syrian opposition and regime forces in the suburbs of Damascus.
Meanwhile, SANA, the Syrian national news agency, announced that regime forces had made major gains against opposition fighters in operations across the country.
More than 100,000 people have been killed in the two and a half year conflict, according to the UN, and and over 2 million people have fled the country.