Posted 24.03.2012 10:51:53 UTC
Updated 24.03.2012 13:47:05 UTC
UN Security Council's call for a ceasefire is still unanswered.
After Friday prayers people protested the government and security forces killed 32 protesters on the spot.
Army tanks are in pursuit of the protesters in the streets. Yet, those targeted by tanks are determined to overthrow the Assad regime.
Clashes continue between the Syrian army and the opposition's Free Syria Army. The clashes have intensified in northern Syria, but there is concern the clashes might shift back to Damascus.
Reportedly, the army focused on the border with Turkey and is targeting those trying to flee to Turkey.
Meanwhile, UN Human Rights Council condemned Syrian officials for widespread, systematic human rights violations against their own people.
The Council's Independent Commission for Syria says Assad does not only targets armed opposition forces but also civilians in the country and that people are left with no option other than running in huge numbers.
EU has announced a travel ban on Assad's wife Esma Assad, who holds a British passport.
pAs part of the sanctions, the assets of the Assad family and some high-level figures of the Damascus administration in Europe have been frozen.
The Annan Plan on which the UN Security Council has reached an agreement, is still unanswered.
Looking for a way out of the crisis, UN and Arab League Special Envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan will make contacts in China and Russia.