Government tanks have once again hit targets in the Syrian city of Homs, reportedly killing three people on Saturday.
Activists and residents claim Syrian forces shot dead 40 civilians on Friday, in some of the bloodiest fighting of an uprising that began seven months ago.
The Arab League and the UN has condemned the ongoing violence.
President Bashar al-Assad seems determined to continue crushing dissent against his rule, while protesters seem equally determined for change.
The UN estimates that some 3,000 people, including nearly 200 children, have been killed in the unrest.
Bashar maintains armed bandits are to blame for the violence; his critics say he must stop military operations and respond to calls for reform.