Syrian rebels have kidnapped at least 13 Lebanese Shi'ite pilgrims in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
The pilgrims were returning home from Iran when their bus was stopped by the Free Syria Army on the Turkish-Syrian border, families of the men said. The women were allowed to continue but the men were kidnapped, they said.
Angry relatives burned tires and blocked several streets in the southern Beirut suburb where most of the pilgrims live.
An air strike by a Syrian plane in the northern rebel-held town of Azaz killed 30 people and wounded scores of others, a local doctor said.
The UN Special Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan has admitted he is "frustrated and impatient" over the continued violence and killing in Syria.
So after weeks of insisting his peace mission is the only game in town, it might be that Kofi Annan is preparing to pack up and leave.