Syrian activists say at least 28 civilians were reported killed in Syria on November 22 as a key UN committee condemned President Bashar al-Assad's brutal crackdown on protesters against his regime.
Activists said the violence occurred in the central cities of Hama and Homs, the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, and elsewhere.
On November 22, the UN General Assembly's human rights committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning human rights violations
by Assad's regime and called for an immediate end to the violence.
The resolution, which will now be sent to the General Assembly for a final vote, is the latest development in a wave of international pressure on al-Assad..
The Syrian ambassador to the UN, Bashar Ja'afari accused Britain, France and Germany who sponsored the resolution of "waging a media, political and diplomatic war against Syria."
The UN says more than 3,500 people have been killed in a security crackdown since protests against Assad's regime began in mid-March.
compiled from agency reports