At least 25 Syrians were reported killed on Sunday during a government security crackdown in a northern Syrian town. According to the AP, Rami Abdul-Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths in the town of Jisr al-Shughour included four policemen.
The report said 19 civilians and six members of the security forces were killed.
Human rights groups claim more than 1,200 people have died in the crackdown against anti-government protesters since March.
On its part Syria's news agency SANA said "armed terrorist groups" have attacked state buildings, police centers and the police stations complex in Jisr al-Shogour since Saturday, which resulted in the killing of four policemen and security forces.
"The terrorists also wounded more than 20 others, among them director of the region and an officer, as well as a number of citizens," the news agency added.