Beirut: Syrian activists say the death toll from a day of security raids and violence has risen to at least 28 people.
The latest bloodshed comes as a key UN committee voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to condemn human rights violations by President Bashar Assad`s government and called for an immediate end to all violence.
Two main activist groups on Wednesday said they had documented the deaths of at least 28 people who were killed on Tuesday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordinating Committees tallied the figures.
The violence was reported in the central cities of Hama and Homs, the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and elsewhere.
Nearly 4,000 people have been reported killed in the military crackdown on an 8-month-old uprising.