At least 10 civilians have been killed in a mortar attack carried out by insurgents in the Syrian village of Damina al-Sharqiya in the Homs governorate, Press TV reports.
The attack was conducted on Friday.
Meanwhile, Syrian security forces have regained control of the main square in the Mashhad district of the northern city of Aleppo, but Syrian forces are currently still fighting insurgents in the district as well as in several other parts of the city, including the Hanano, Saif al-Dawla, Sukkari, and Bab al-Hadid neighborhoods.
One insurgent leader was killed in the fighting in Aleppo on Friday.
The security forces are also battling insurgents in the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr, where they have confiscated weapons from armed men.
Earlier in the day, government troops repelled an attack by insurgents on Aleppo International Airport.
On the same day, foreign-backed insurgents abducted four staff members of the al-Ekhbaria TV station, who were accompanying Syrian troops in the al-Tal district of Damascus.
The Syrian government said the insurgents and the countries supporting them are responsible for the safety of the abducted staff members of the pro-government private television station.
On Monday, three people were injured in a bomb attack on the headquarters of Syrian state TV and radio in Damascus.
Last week, insurgents killed a TV anchor, who had been kidnapped from his home in the capital in July.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on August 1 that the country is engaged in a “crucial and heroic” battle that will determine the destiny of the nation.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the armed militants are foreign nationals.