Syrian troops, rebels in further clashes after 25 killed overnight

Arab World Materials 1 May 2012 12:56 (UTC +04:00)

Clashes between Syrian troops and opposition rebels intensified Tuesday, following the killing overnight of 25 people, opposition activists said, DPA reported.

The Local Coordination Committees, which documents violence across the country, said troops had fired at late night protests in the capital Damascus, killing at least six people.

In the northern province of Idlib, clashes between rebels and troops killed 11 people, six of them soldiers, activists said.

Activists based in the northern city of Aleppo said at least six people were killed when security forces fired on protesters on the outskirts of the city.

In the central Hama province, two people were reported to have been killed in shelling.

The violence came a day after a series of explosions in the capital and Idlib left more that 22 dead and around 100 wounded.