Activists in Syria say at least 24 people have been killed in anti-government protests across the country.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 11 of the deaths were in and around the city of Homs and five were in the suburbs of the capital, Damascus.
Another activist group, the Local Co-ordination Committees, put the Friday death toll at 35, according to the BBC.
Many pro-government demonstrations have also been reported around the country, including in Damascus.
Meanwhile, Syrian authorities say eight members of security forces were injured in separate attacks.