The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a car bomb on Monday ripped through Jaramana, a mainly Christian suburb of Damascus, killing at least six people and injuring 31 others.
This is the second blast in the district in the past two weeks. On Aug. 28, a car bomb killed 15 people and injured another 48 who were taking part in a funerals of two regime supporters killed the day before in a car bomb explosion in Damascus.
AFP news reported that men in Jaramana have taken up arms to defend their district. This means that the regime has really lost control and the capacity to defend even its supporters.
Meanwhile, two Palestinian refugees were reported killed and a third seriously injured in Al-Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria on Monday morning, according to witness accounts.
Palestinians in the camp said a barrage of shells hit a home in the al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood of al-Yarmouk, in Damascus, according to al-Yarmouk News, a Facebook page reporting on events in the camp.
In Aleppo, a series of air raids killed at least 14 people there and 18 others in the nearby town of al-Bab.
"The victims died when the fighter jet bombed the building where they were sheltered," an activist told Reuters.
"The airstrike on Al-Bab followed a series of attacks on towns and villages in the Aleppo countryside," he added.
For its part, SANA news reported that the courageous armed forces continued to hunt down terrorists, who suffered heavy losses in Aleppo. Large quantities of weapons and ammunition were seized, and the army also destroyed trucks equipped with heavy weapons in Kafr al-Hamra, at the northern entrance of Aleppo, said the agency.
Elsewhere, some 10,000 Syrian refugees fleeing the fighting, are blocked for a week at the Turkish border. The influx could accelerate due to bombardment of Azaz town, located three kilometers from the border, reported activists.
According to a Reuters report, a Syrian fighter aircraft bombarded the town Monday morning. Azaz, which is held by rebels, has become the target of ariel bombardments by aircraft from a nearby military airfield. Half of its 70,000 residents have already fled.
In related news, the new U.N. and Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said in a BBC interview, that he does not yet see any ways around the barriers that blocked the efforts of his predecessor, , but that he will continue trying.
"I'm coming into this job with my eyes open, and no illusions," Brahimi told the BBC.
"I know how difficult it is - how nearly impossible. I can't say impossible – (it is) nearly impossible."
In diplomatic front, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross begins a three-day-trip to Syria on Monday. He will hold talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other senior officials in Damascus.
"He pledged to continue efforts to ensure the agency can gain access to Syria's detention centres," the ICRC statement said.
Diplomatic moves can no longer have a place in the current Syrian situation. I don't think the head of the Red Cross visited Moammar Ghaddafi during the events in Libya.
The Syrian regime shelling is populated areas with warplanes, and the world still hopes that Brahimi will come out with a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis.
I still remember how the world moved quickly to protect Libyan oil, but unfortunately Syrian oil will not be enough to pay the bill of liberating even one village from this bloody regime.