Syrian regime warplanes have stepped up their aerial bombardment on the northern countryside of Homs province, killing five civilians, a local reporter said on Monday.
The airstrikes targeted the towns of Teldo, Kafr Laha, Tal Zahab and Al-Taybah. Two women were among the casualties.
Meanwhile, pro-regime news feeds reported that five militants of the loyalist National Defense Forces were killed by rebels south of the city of Houla.
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