A Syrian activist group has said clashes between troops and army defectors in an eastern city have left at least one person dead today.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the clashes in Deir el-Zour also wounded three civilians.
Syrian troops have shelled the central city of Homs in an apparent violation of an internationally brokered ceasefire, activists said.
Five protesters killed in Syria and UN envoys meet to vote on a resolution authorising the deployment of 30 UN observers to the country.
The UN is drafting a resolution to enable 30 unarmed observers to monitor the fragile ceasefire in Syria.