UN General Assembly passed a resolution Friday (August 3) criticising the UN Security Council for inaction and the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for its use of violence, AFP reported.
The vote, which passed by 133 votes to 12 votes, with 31 abstentions, was drafted by Saudi Arabia shortly after the UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan resigned from his post.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said ahead of the vote that the Security Council had become "paralysed" by divisions over Syria.
"Now, with the situation having worsened, they must again find common ground," he said.
Meanwhile, Syrian armed forces on Saturday (August 4th) bombarded the opposition-held Salaheddine district of Aleppo from the air and the ground.
"It was the most violent shelling of Salaheddine since the outbreak of fighting in Aleppo," on July 20th, said Col. Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi, spokesperson for the Free Syrian Army.
Regime forces also shelled the Sayf al-Dawla district of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
At least 60 people were killed across Syria on Saturday, including eight in Aleppo, the Observatory said, reporting violent clashes and regime shelling in the capital city Damascus and in Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria.