Beirut: At least 36 people were killed and scores others injured in clashes and shelling across Syria on Wednesday, reports say.
Among those killed 24 are civilians and 12 are soldiers, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
As per reports troops shelled rebel bastions in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, the northern province of Aleppo and several parts of the central province of Homs, reports say.
Forces rained shells on rebel positions in the northwestern Latakia province, pounding the town of Al-Haffe for the eighth straight day, reports add.
Troops used heavy artillery and helicopter gunships in their attacks on Al-Haffe, where activists feared a massacre would be committed if regime troops managed to enter the restive town.
At least 120 people died in fighting in Al-Haffe over the past week, including 68 troops, 29 civilians and 23 rebels.
With Agency inputs