At least four people were killed in further clashes in Syria. Overnight "heavy gunfire" was heard in Homs, a day after two men were shot dead by security forces manning checkpoints in and around the central flashpoint city, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The head of the London-based group, Rami Abdel Rahman, said a third person, a woman, was also killed on Monday in the northwestern city of Idlib.
According to AFP, the woman was riding a motorcycle with her husband and child and they had just driven past a security checkpoint when she was killed, he said, adding that the child was wounded.
There were some reports about death in Kanaker town in Damascus countryside.
Meanwhile, opposition activists said that the country has become a "huge prison," following the arrests of many civilians.