Syrian troops on Friday (May 25th) opened fire on activists who took to the streets across the country demanding regime change, AFP reported.
Several protesters were wounded by gunfire in the town of Houla in Homs province, where demonstrations took place despite shelling by the army, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Demonstrations were held in various parts of southern Deraa province and in several districts of Aleppo, where security forces fired on protesters in the Salah al-Din neighbourhood in a bid to disperse them, the Observatory said.
In Idlib province, clashes broke out between regime forces and opposition fighters, although there were no immediate reports of casualties.
In Damascus, protesters gathered at dawn in numerous residential districts in support of the opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA), calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's downfall.
The Observatory said six civilians were killed Friday, among them three teenagers gunned down in the early morning by regime forces as they guarded their farm in Chizar village, Hama province.