Several parts of Syria were engulfed in conflict Monday, including areas that opposition activists said came under airstrike by government forces.
Opposition activists said an airstrike in the northern city of Ras Ayn killed a dozen people and injured scores. One activist reached by phone said the attacks hit both civilians and rebels. Thousands of people fled the city last week, putting new pressure on refugee camps in neighboring Turkey, but others remained on the outskirts of town.
"You can say that it is a plagued city now," said Kaniwar, an opposition activist in the area. "There are still two families under rubble, but we couldn't do anything."
Syrian rebels entered Ras Ayn last week to fight for the border crossing close to town. Some Kurdish activists in the largely Kurdish city blame the rebels for the shelling. The rebel Free Syrian Army "doesn't bring anything but troubles," a Kurdish activist named Bahoz said on Facebook.
Graphic amateur video from the city showed panicked people scattering and wailing. In one especially graphic video, a father could be seen shouting in grief, his clothes stained with blood, at least three lifeless children around him.