KUWAIT, June 16 (NNN-KUNA) -- At least 25 people including women and children were killed by troops of the Syrian regime in latest round of violence in the troubled country, according to the opposition group, the Local Coordination Committees.
The LCC, in a statement released on Saturday, said the regime artillerymen shelled areas in Doma, Arbin, Al-Tal and Al-Zabadani, on outskirts of the Syrian capital. The shelling that started four days ago has left a number of people dead and more than 350 others wounded, with severe shortages of medical and first-aid supplies.
Stepped-up violence, orchestrated by the regime forces, left two dead in the city of Homs and the northern town of Idlib.
In coastal city of Latakia, a single fatality was reported.
In the greater Damascus region, the regime forces beefed up positions in Al-Mazzeh and Al-Mustafa, coinciding with recurring gunfire shooting and sniper fire. And, random detentions of activists were reported in Kfar Souseh.
More than 12,000 people have been killed since flare-up of the popular revolt in Syria on March 15, 2011. -- NNN-KUNA