Daily death count mounts in Syria

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Daily death count mounts in Syria

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The violence in Syria continues unabated as rebels attack an oil plant in Idlib province on a day that saw battles rage on several fronts across Syria.

Anti-Assad fighters also laid siege to a Syrian army barracks close to the city of Aleppo. They also took control of an air base.

It is being reported that clashes are a daily occurrence in the suburbs of the capital Damascus as well as in the north, west and east of the country.

There are growing concerns that the conflict may spread across the Middle East as violence spills over borders into Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says casualties, including civilians, are increasing on both sides of the conflict as the fighting intensifies.

The UN refugee agency claims that between 2,000 and 3,000 people are fleeing the country on a daily basis.