At least 55 people, including two children and six women, were killed on Saturday in attacks staged by the Assad forces in several cities across Syria, activists said. Assad forces killed 21 in Syrian capital Damascus, 10 in Daraa, 8 in Aleppo, 7 in Homs, 4 in each Deir-ez Zor and Idlib and one ine Hama, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), a London-based group which tracks civilian and dissident casualties. The Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) indicated that the 155th brigade of Assad forces attacked the Damascus neighborhoods of Kalamun with scud missiles. Regime forces also attacked Mudamiyah, Douma, Dariya, Aseli, Cobar, Kabun, Berze, and Yarmouk regions of capital Damascus, an area opposition fighters are generally located, with missiles and howitzers, SRGC also said.

On the other hand, Syrian national news agency SANA claimed that regime forces killed opposition fighters including foreigners, destroyed vehicles belonging to the opposition, and seized their weapons.

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.