At least 36 people were killed in clashes in Syria Tuesday (June 12th) as government supporters prevented United Nations observers from visiting the town of al-Heffa, AFP reported.
Government troops shelled opposition forces in northwestern Latakia province, continuing the assault on al-Heffa for the eighth straight day, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Observatory, said at least 120 people were killed in al-Heffa in the eight days since the fighting began, including 68 troops, 29 civilians and 23 rebel fighters. Hundreds of civilians were reported wounded.
Also on Tuesday, troops shelled opposition forces in eastern Deir Ezzor province, killing at least 13 people, as well as in northern Aleppo province and several parts of Homs.