At least 15 civilians, among them a woman with her four children, were killed after armed gangs stormed the Karm al-Louz neighborhood of Homs on Tuesday. This was the second civilian massacre in Homs in recent days.
At least 45 people, including women and children, were tortured and killed in Karm el-Zaytoun on Sunday night.
Syria’s Information Minister Adnan Mahmoud has said that terrorist groups carried out the massacre in the Karm el-Zaytoun neighborhood to tarnish the image of the Syrian government.
Meanwhile, Syrian troops have pulled out the bodies of several army soldiers from the sewage system in the Ashireh neighborhood of Homs, who were killed by terrorist groups earlier.
Heavy clashes have also been reported in the southern city of Dara'a.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March and many people, including security forces, have lost their lives in the violence.
The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing the protesters. But Damascus blames ''outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups'' for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.