Activists: Syrian troops kill at least 52 people

Today's casualties were mainly in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and the central city of Houleh.

Abdul-Karim Rihawi, the Damascus-based chief of the Syrian Human Rights League, says at least 42 people were killed in Deir el-Zour and 10 in Houleh.

Ammar Qurabi, who heads the National Organisation for Human Rights in Syria, says 42 people were killed in Deir el-Zour and 17 in Houleh.

He says 10 people were shot dead in Idlib while taking part in a funeral.

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