Assad's regime has intensified its shelling of liberated areas of the city Homs. Heavy clashes were reported between Alawite forces and freedom fighters in Homs' al-Khalidiyeh neighborhood.
Freedom fighters' strongholds in Homs have been under siege for at least 120 days, with humanitarian conditions continuing to deteriorate.
The siege is a huge problem for the people. The last two days have been especially intense as the shelling did not stop whatsoever.
The northern province of Aleppo, eastern Deir Ezzor province and northwestern Idlib province also witnessed clashes between Assad's gangs and freedom fighters on Monday.
In the southern province of Deraa, 20 people were killed in Karak al-Sharqi, including at least five freedom fighters. Some of the deaths came as troops blasted cars ferrying wounded people to field hospitals and clinics for treatment. Karak al-Sharqi has suffered Alawite assaults, heavy shelling and attempts to storm it over the past three days. The town was facing a crippling blockade and terrible medical and humanitarian conditions.
Monday's reported pre-dawn barrages came hours after a bomb exploded late on Sunday in a vehicle in the car park of the Alawite police headquarters in central Damascus, killing a policeman and damaging the building. The blast was followed by heavy gunfire. One or two people were killed in the latest in a string of bombings of high-level Alawite security targets in the capital.