At least thirty people were killed Friday as Syrian troops intensified their crackdown on protesters, a day after world leaders called for President
Bashar al-Assad to step down, Syrian activists based at the Lebanese-Syrian borders said.
Earlier reports put the death toll at 22, dpa reported.
"So far 30 people were killed across and more than 200 were arrested, most of them are from the province of Daraa," an activist told the German Press Agency dpa shortly after midnight.
Daraa is the flashpoint city of pro-democracy protests since the uprising in Syria started in mid-March.