Qourieh, Deir el-Zour

1. Various tracking shots along street, woman and child running past, others running towards scene of attack, pan across bodies lying in the street, belongings strewn about UPSOUND: shouts and cries, blood on the street, pick up truck with bodies driving away

Eastern Ghouta, Damascus

2. Warplane flying overhead dropping ordnance, tilt down to column of smoke rising amid buildings

Douma, Damascus

3. Wide of plane flying overhead tilt down to plume of smoke over buildings, zoom in


Amateur video uploaded by Syrian activists on Friday showed graphic footage of bodies on the streets of the eastern town of Qourieh, in the province of Deir el-Zour that borders Iraq.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 12 people were killed in government troops shelling of Qourieh on Friday.

Other activist video uploaded on the internet purported to show ongoing shelling of the Damascus suburbs of Douma and Eastern Ghouta.

The videos appeared genuine and are consistent with other Associated Press reporting in the area.

Activists reported violence in different parts of Syria on Friday including some on the edge of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and the pre-dominantly Kurdish northeastern province of Hassaka that borders Turkey.

The fighting came as Syrian President Bashar Assad, in an interview broadcast on Friday, vowed to never be forced into exile and to die in his homeland.

Assad dug in his heels even as world powers move to boost the opposition in Syria's civil war - the latest turn in a nearly 20-month-old crisis so overwhelming that even the Red Cross says it can no longer cope.

The daily death toll in the civil war has been averaging 100 or more recently, according to activists' accounts.

The fighting pits rebels and troops, and the violence includes artillery shelling and regime airstrikes on rebel-held areas.