At least 77 Syrians, including seven children, were killed Tuesday (July 24th) as the military battled opposition forces nationwide, AFP reported.
"At least seven civilians, including six children, were killed by regime forces shelling the [southern] town of Herak," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Eight other people were killed when government forces put down a prison mutiny in Aleppo following a similar prison rebellion in Homs, the Observatory added.
The group also reported fighting in the Aleppo neighbourhoods of Sukari, Sakhur and Hanano.
In Damascus, the Observatory reported military offensives in the Qadam and Assali neighbourhoods and intense clashes involving tanks in al-Hajar al-Aswad.
For days, the army has been battling to retake control of several opposition-held districts around Damascus, seizing Mezze in the west, Barzeh in the northeast and Midan in the south, said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman.
Tuesday's violence follows at least 116 people reported killed on Monday, including 64 civilians and 35 soldiers.