Despite the government's insistence that its Army is not shelling the capital, the regular thud of artillery suggests otherwise.
It's clear there have been bomb explosions in Damascus. It's clear dozens of people are dead. Beyond that, it's not clear at all.
A suspected cluster bomb dropped by the Syrian government killed 10 children as they played outside their homes in a village near Damascus.
Syrian state TV is reporting an explosion in a neighborhood of the capital Damascus that houses embassies and a military airport.
At least 14 people were killed and 31 wounded after two bombs exploded in a central Damascus square today, Syrian state television said.
Quoting a police source, the TV station said the bombs were left in bags outside shops in Marjeh Square in the heart of the Syrian capital.
Three people have been killed and more than 30 wounded in two suicide blasts in central Damascus, Syrian official sources said.
State television in Syria has said that the death toll in the central Damascus car bomb has risen to 15 with a further 47 people wounded.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said a team to investigate claims of chemical weapons use in Syria would be ready to deploy within 24 hours and urged the Syrian government to give the go-ahead so work could begin.
Ban said an advance team had been sent to Cyprus. "We are ready, it is a matter of time," he said. The full team will consist of 15 experts, including inspectors, medical experts and chemists.
"All we are waiting for is the go-ahead from the Syrian government to determine whether any chemicals weapons were used, in any location," Ban said.
A Syrian government official has told the Associated Press that a car bomb in central Damascus has killed 10 people.
A car bomb has exploded in central Damascus, causing casualties, state television has reported.
A resident in Damascus, who described the explosion as the biggest she had heard in the Syrian capital, said large plumes of smoke were rising from the area.
This photo shows debris and blood after mortar bombs landed on the canteen of Damascus University's College of Architecture.
Syrian State Television reports that at least 12 students have been killed in the Damascus University mortar attack.