Syrian rights activists on Tuesday reported that at least 20 people were shot dead by Syrian security forces, mostly in Ibleb. Meanwhile, the state news agency reported that Syrian border guards managed to thwart an attempt by a terrorist group to infiltrate from Turkey, killing two of its members.
News agencies also reported on an explosion in a gas pipeline near the town of Rastan, near the flashpoint city of Homs in central Syria. It was the second explosion of gas pipeline in the area. Eyewitnesses said that the "The fire lit up the sky and was seen from kilometers away.
In another development, Jordanian Minister of Information, Rakan Majali stressed his country's rejection to any foreign military intervention in Syria. Majali, who is also the government spokesman, told a local daily that "the Jordanian position is fixed on this issue," adding that "Jordan rejects any intervention in Syrian affairs by a foreign military." The Jordanian minister added it would be "impossible to use our land as base or platform for any military intervention against Syria."