One hundred fifty-seven people, including 18 children and 10 women, were killed Friday by forces loyal to the Syrian regime in several cities across the country, activists said.
In air and ground attacks, Assad forces killed 81 people in the suburbs of capital Damascus.
Regime forces killed 31 in Deraa, 14 in Deir ez-Zor, 6 in Latakia and Ar-Raqqah each, 5 in Idlib and Aleppo each, said the London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) which tracks civilian and dissident casualties.
The Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) indicated many residential areas had been damaged in the Assad regime's rocket attacks on Damascus suburbs.
Syrian national news agency SANA announced that regime forces had made major gains against opposition fighters in operations across the country, particularly those from the Al Nusra Front.
More than 100,000 people have been killed in the more than three year old conflict, according to the UN, while over two million people have fled the country to seek refuge in other countries, mostly neighboring Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq.
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