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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates that 150 people have been killed during continued violence in the country over the weekend.

Unverified amateur video purportedly showed shelling in the small city of Talbiseh near Homs despite an international agreement calling for an interim government to prepare for a transition to democracy in Syria.

A text agreed at a meeting in Geneva omitted wording that would exclude the current adminstration of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from participating.

‘God help us get rid of Bashar’ was the message chanted by hundreds of protesters in a video, said to have been shot on Sunday in the northern city of Idlib.

Reports said the Syrian army continues its offensive on the outskirts of the capital Damascus and in the southern Deraa province.

Residents of the Zamalka district of Damascus attempted to bury dozens of people who were killed on Saturday in a mortar attack during an anti-Assad march.

Activists claimed the nearby town of Douma stands almost empty due to continual shelling by security forces.