Human rights activists in Syria say another 19 people, most of them civilians, died on Saturday as violence continued unabated.
Nine were killed in one suicide car bomb, which also injured another hundred people when it exploded near a military hospital and intelligence offices in Deir Ezzor. Security forces say at least a ton of explosives was used.
Damascus and Aleppo also saw violent incidents, as did Idleb and Homs. Most were shootings of people in cars or in the streets by unidentified assailants. Among the victims were a mother and two children, police officers, army deserters, and a local Baa’th party official.
The UN has voiced concern many attacks, especially the car bombings that have marked the month of May, may be the work of al-Qaeda.
Syria has sent the UN a list of 26 named foreigners captured bearing arms, 20 of whom Damascus claims are al-Qaeda members who entered Syria through Turkey.
The UN is claiming progress for its ceasefire monitoring mission however, today saying that it had reached a certain number of its objectives.