The Alawite army has shelled liberated districts of the country's second largest city and commercial capital, Aleppo, amid Alawite violence nationwide that has left 37 people, 27 of them civilians.
Ten people were killed in Aleppo on Monday, eight of them civilians
Clashes broke out in the southwestern district of Salaheddin, where a freedom fighters' commander was killed on Monday morning after three Russian-made tanks moved in on Sunday evening.
Freedom fighters and Assad's regime forces also clashed fiercely in the Shaar, Hanano and Sakhur districts.
The Alawite army bombarded the Palace of Justice, as well as the Marjeh and Shaar districts. In Bab al-Nayrab, Alawite troops shot dead a civilian while he was helping wounded people.
Three Iranian POW's were killed on Monday during an Alawite air attack in Damascus province by Assad's forces. The three Iranian POW's were killed when the aircraft attacked, one of the houses they were in collapsed over their heads.
Clashes also broke out in the Sheikh Ibrahim area of Rokn Eddin district of Damascus, where four civilians were killed by the Alawites. Assad regime forces gave residents an ultimatum to leave the neighborhood, which sparked fears that the area would be shelled.