At least 128 people were killed across Syria on Friday (July 20th), as Syrian troops launched an offensive against opposition forces in Damascus and Aleppo on Friday, AFP reported.
Friday's violence came after more than 300 people were killed nationwide on Thursday.
"Our brave army forces have completely cleaned the area of Midan in Damascus of the remaining mercenary terrorists and have re-established security," Syrian state television reported.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said truckloads of government troops were transported into the Damascus district of Jubar.
The Local Co-ordination Committees opposition group also said that the district came under government troops assault, reporting "heavy artillery and mortar fire".
In Aleppo, government soldiers opened fire at a large demonstration and fighting broke out in several of the city's districts, according to the Observatory.