Heavy fighting between rebels and government troops erupted overnight in the capital of an oil producing province in eastern Syria, residents and activists said.
They said rebels armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked tank positions in the eastern sector of the city of Deir al-Zor on the Euphrates rive, in response to an army offensive against several towns and villages in the province that have killed dozens of people in recent days.
There is no sign of a ceasefire in the Syrian city of Homs. Both sides of the front line accuse each other of the same crimes.
ITV News has seen the most convincing evidence yet that the ceasefire in Syria is collapsing.
The rebellion is very much alive in the Syrian city of Homs. But the district of Bab Amr is a ghost town. Nothing is normal there.