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 22:30 The NOW Syria live blog continues coverage at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Check back here for the latest updates on this developing story.


 22:21  People began protesting in Latakia in support of Hama. (S.N.N.)


 22:20 Heavy gunfire can be heard in Kaswa near Damascus. (S.N.N.)


 22:19 The army is shelling in an attempt to disperse protesters in Daraa’s town of Enkhel and more than 200 soldiers are trying to disperse a protest in Daraa’s town of Jassem. (S.N.N.)


 22:18 People began protesting in support of Hama in Hama’s Kafr Zeita. (S.N.N.)


 22:17 A protest in support of the besieged cities began in Hasaka. (S.N.N.)


 22:16 A protest in support of the besieged cities began in Daraa’s town of Sanamayn. (S.N.N.)


 22:15 An anti-regime protest began in the town of Daraa. Protesters are chanting in support Hama, al-Harak, Deir az-Zour and other besieged cities. Security forces are firing at protesters who began protesting after leaving the Omari Mosque. (S.N.N.)


 22:26 Italy calls for urgent UN Security Council meeting on Syria, AFP reports.


 21:46 Head of the National Organization for Human Rights in Syria, Ammar al-Qurba, told Al-Jazeera television on Sunday that the Syrian regime is using “internationally prohibited weapons to suppress protests,” adding that neighborhoods were attacked using such weapons in Hama and Deir az-Zour.


 21:56 People are protesting in Daraa’s town of Enkhel. (S.N.N.)


 21:55 Security forces are heavily deployed in the town of Daraa near the Omari Mosque. (S.N.N.)


 21:42 More than 25 military figures defected from the army last night in Daraa’s town of Nawa. There are reports that a sergeant was killed. (S.N.N.)


 21:33 A young man was killed in Kaswa near Damascus. (S.N.N.)


 21:12 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows people protesting in Duma in support of Hama and Deir az-Zour. Protesters are chanting that they will only kneel to God.


 21:11 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows people protesting in Latakia’s neighborhood of al-Raml al-Janoubi in support of Hama, Deir az-Zour, Edleb and other cities.


 21:10 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows people marching in a funeral procession in Daraa’s town of al-Harak.


 21:02 People are gathering Hasaka amid security forces’ deployment. (S.N.N.)


 21:01 Security and army forces enter Arbeen near Damascus. (S.N.N.)


 21:00 A protest in support of Hama began in Amouda. (S.N.N.)


 20:57 Four have been killed in clashes between security forces who defected in Homs’s Houla. (S.N.N.)


 20:56 Security forces took the keys of mosques in Daraa’s town of Jassem to prevent people from praying there. Residents will respond by protesting. (S.N.N.)


 20:55 Heavy gunfire can be heard in Hama. (S.N.N.)


 20:54 All shops have been closed in Harasta in protest of “massacres” in Hama, Deir az-Zour, al-Harak and Moadamyeh. (S.N.N.)


 20:53 A protest in support of Hama, Deir az-Zour and al-Harak began in Qamishli. (S.N.N.)


 20:52 An anti-regime protest began in Ummayad Square in Damascus. (S.N.N.)


 20:51 Security forces are firing at protesters in Edleb’s Jabal az-Zawiya. (S.N.N.)



 20:50 Eye witness says there is gunfire in Kaswa near Damascus, people prevented from praying in mosques, Al-Arabiya reports.


 20: 47 MP Marwan Hamadeh said the “massacre” in Syria “reached today the degree of crime against humanity,” and added that it is sad to see that arms, which “in principle are designed” to fight Israel, are “burning” Syrian cities.


 20:35 US President Barack Obama said he was "appalled" by Syria's crackdown on Sunday, which activists say killed nearly 140 people, and vowed to step up pressure to isolate President Bashar al-Assad, AFP reported.


 20:39 Turkey urged the Syrian government Sunday to halt deadly attacks on civilians and use peaceful methods to end the unrest, AFP reported.


 20:30 Human Rights National Organization says Syrian security forces have killed 145 in Syria on Sunday, Al-Jazeera reported.


 20:30 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday in Qusayr outside Homs shows people protesting against the regime and in support of Hama and Deir az-Zour.


 20:28 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday in Hama shows civilians standing in the street when gunfire breaks out.

 20:25 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday in Daraa’s town of Taseel shows people marching in support of Hama and Deir az-Zour.


 20:22 A curfew has been announced in Daraa’s town of al-Harak. Security forces are conducting arrests. (S.N.N.)


 20:15 US President Barak Obama 'appalled' by Syrian violence, vows to isolate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, AFP reports.  


 20:10 Eye witness says 26 Syrian tanks arrive in Hama through Salamiya, Al-Arabiya reports.


 19:10 Snipers, tanks are randomly killing people in Syria’s Hama, Al-Arabiya reports.


 18:55 A protest in support of Hama, Dier az-Zour and Abu Kamal began in al-Maydin in Damascus. (S.N.N.)


 18:49 Heavy gunfire can be heard in Kaswa near Damascus. Security forces are trying to enter the town but residents are blocking the streets. (S.N.N.)


 18:45 A protest in support of Hama, al-Harak, Deir az-Zour and other surrounded cities began in Daraa’s town of Taseel. (S.N.N.)


 18:40 A young man was killed in Edleb’s Bansh and another in Edleb’s Saraqeb. (S.N.N.)


 18:20 People are protesting against the regime in Aleppo’s Saif al-Dawla. (S.N.N.)


 18:15 Heavy gunfire can be heard in Daraa’s town of Nawa. (S.N.N.)


 18:10 Thousands of people are attending the funeral of a young man killed in Deir az-Zour. (S.N.N.)


 18:00 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday in Daraa’s town of Daael shows people protesting in support of Hama.


 17:52 France condemned Syrian authorities' deadly crackdown on political protests that left scores dead on Sunday and warned that they would answer for the bloodshed.


 17:53 Tanks are surrounding Deir az-Zour’s area of Joura. (S.N.N.)


 17:52 An anti-regime protest in support of Hama began in Jawbar in Damascus. (S.N.N.)


 17:51 An anti-regime protest began in Daraa’s town of Kherbet Ghazleh. (S.N.N.)


 17:50 Heavy gunfire can be heard in Moadamyeh near Damascus, as security reinforcements arrive. (S.N.N.)


 17:48 Opposition leader Saad Hariri condemned the “massacre” that Syria’s Hama is being subjected to, according to a statement issued by his press office on Sunday.


 17:45 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday in Kernaz in Hama shows people protesting against the regime and in support of Hama.


 17:39 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday in Darayya shows people protesting against the regime.


 17:15 Eye witness says Syrian security forces blocked all roads leading toward Latakia’s neighborhood of al-Raml, Al-Arabiya reports.


 17:13 People are protesting in support of Syria’s Hama in Maarat al-Noaaman and Jabal az-Zawiya, Al-Arabiya reports.

 17:12  Italy on Sunday condemned the Syrian army's assault on the flashpoint protest city of Hama as "a horrible act" of repression and urged the Syrian government to end all violence against civilians, AFP reported.


 17:10 A funeral began in Daraa’s town of al-Harak. Protesters are chanting in support of Hama. (S.N.N.)


 16:59 People are protesting in support of Hama, Deir az-Zour, Abu Kamal and al-Harak in Jableh al-Qassam. (S.N.N.)


 16:53 24 tanks arrive in Homs. Security forces are prepared to storm Homs. (S.N.N.)


 16:50 Military air force is flying over Daraa’s town of Nawa. There are reports that some soldiers defected from the army near Nawa. (S.N.N.)


 16:22 German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Sunday sharply condemned the military crackdown on demonstrators in Syria and threatened new sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.


 16:30 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday in Homs’s neighborhood of al-Dablan shows people protesting in support of Hama.


 16:25 Activists say there is random gunfire in the Syrian town of Hayt which is close to Lebanon, Al-Jazeera reports.


 16:18 Official in US Embassy in Syria says Syrian authorities “involved in war” against Syrian people, Al-Arabiya reports.


16:15 US Embassy in Damascus Press attaché JJ Harder told Reuters on Sunday that the Syrian authorities are launching a “war” against the Syrian people by attacking Hama in an attempt to crush protests calling for democracy.


 16:15 The funeral of a young man killed in recent protests is being held in Homs’ neighborhood of Bab al-Sibaa. (S.N.N.)

 16:11 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday in Hama’s neighborhood of Kazo shows people trying to avoid gunfire.


 16:10 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday in Harasta shows people protesting against the regime.


 15:57 An eye witness in the Syrian town of al-Harak in Daraa told Al-Jazeera television over the phone that the number of those detained today in al-Harak is 250, adding that security forces killed more than four and injured 65.


 15:59 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday in Salamiya in Hama shows people protesting against the regime.


 15:51 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday in Edleb’s town of Teftnaz shows people protesting in support of Hama.


 15:50 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday in Edleb’s town of Saraqeb shows people protesting against the regime.


 15:45 Gunfire can be heard in Moadamyeh, near Damascus. More than 400 people have been detained.(S.N.N.)


 15:30 Gunfire can be heard in Kasawa. (S.N.N.)


 15:29 There is a general strike in Daraa’s town of al-Harak in response to “the regime crimes” in the city, Hama and Deir az-Zour.(S.N.N.) 


 15:15 Security forces are storming houses in Aleppo’s town of Eazaz. (S.N.N.)


 15:11 A mass anti-regime protest began in Daraa’s town of Jeeza. Protesters are chanting in support of Hama, Homs, Deir az-Zour and Al-Harak.  (S.N.N.)


 15:10 Security forces are shooting at anti-regime protesters in Edleb. (S.N.N.)


 15:10 WARNING: A graphic  YouTube video purportedly filmed on  Sunday shows a mother sitting near the body of her dead child, Layal Askar, in Daraa’s town of Al-Harak. The mother is cursing President Bashar al-Assad, and hoping that he also “buries his children.” She also addresses Assad saying “You killed our children and women. We want freedom despite [your will]. You do not fear God.”


 15:01 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on  Sunday in Maarat al-Noaamaan shows people protesting and chanting for freedom.


 15:00 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on  Sunday in Homs shows people protesting and chanting that they will support Hama and Deir az-Zour until death.


 14:50 At least nineteen people were killed in the city of Deir az-Zour by security forces. (S.N.N.)


 14:49 Security forces are shooting at protesters in the Houran province town of Sanemeen. (S.N.N.)


 14:45 Army officers are threatening protesters in Harak that they will commit a massacre there like they did in Hama . (S.N.N.)


 14:11 At least 95 people were killed on Sunday when the military launched an attack on the flashpoint protest city of Hama in central Syria, a human rights activist told AFP.


 14:33 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows an injured man being carried to the hospital.


 14:28 Army tanks entered Deir az-Zour, Al-Arabiya reported, adding that 12 people have been killed in the city.


 14:11 The death toll in Syria on Sunday has risen to 121, AFP reported.


 14:05 A protest began outside Al-Hajar Mosque in the Houran province village of Adwan. (S.N.N.)


 14:04 A protest began in Latakia’s neighborhood of Al-Raml. (S.N.N.)


 14:02 Shabeeha (thugs) were spotted in some ambulances in Homs. (S.N.N.)


 13:57 WARNING: An extremely graphic YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows the bodies of civilians killed in Hama.


 13:55 WARNING: An extremely graphic YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows the body of a man killed on the street by security forces in Hama.


 13:55 A massive protest began in Mseifra against the regime. (S.N.N.)


 13:54 Security forces shot fire at protesters in Homs’ neighborhood of Baba Amro. (S.N.N.)


 13:51 A massive protest began in Homs neighborhood of Dabalan; all shops closed in support all besieged cities. (S.N.N.)


 13:52 A protest began outside Al-Kabir Mosque in Homs. (S.N.N.)


 13:50 Security forces opened fire on protesters in Maarat al-Naaman, Al-Arabiya reported.


 13:45 A protest began in the Houran province town of Daael in support of Hama. (S.N.N.)


 13:43 Shabeeha (thugs) set a police station in Hama on fire to make it seem as if the protesters  committed the arson. (S.N.N.)


 13:40 A general strike began in the Homs district of Qusayr in support of Hama, Abu Kamal, Deir az-Zour and Moadamiyya. (S.N.N.)


 13:38 British Foreign Secretary William Hague called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the deadly assault on protesters in Hama, saying he was "appalled" at the attacks on the eve of Ramadan.


 13:37 The Syrian army is entering the city of Deir az-Zour, Al-Arabiya television cited eyewitnesses as saying.


 13:33 Residents of the Daraa district town of Taseel started a protest in support of all besieged cities. (S.N.N.)


 13:27 A protest began in Homs’ neighborhood of Baba Amro in support of Hama, Al-Arabiya reported.


 13:27 More than 30 thousand people are protesting in the city of Rastan in support of Hama. (S.N.N.)


 13:26 Security forces prevented mosques in Moadamiyya, a town west of Damascus, from holding prayers.(S.N.N.)


 13:20 Security forces opened fire on protesters in the Edleb district town of Maarat al-Naaman. (S.N.N.)


 13:19 Heavy gunfire can be heard in the Daraa district village of Al-Tayba. (S.N.N.)


 13:18 Security forces shelled Hama’s Al-Kernazi and Maaz mosques. (S.N.N.)


 13:15 Shabeeha (thugs) wearing black uniforms are arbitrarily shooting at citizens and setting cars on fire in Abu Kamal’s Touwayba neighborhood. (S.N.N.)


 13:11 A three-year old girl was killed by security forces in the city of Harak, Al-Arabiya television reported.


 12:57 More than 100 tanks are deployed in Deir az-Zour, Al-Jazeera cited eyewitnesses as saying.


 12:50 More tanks enter the Hama district town of Suran. (S.N.N.)


 12:41 A You Tube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows shops closed in Maarat al-Naaman. 


 12:40 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows security forces approaching protesters in the Houran city of Harak.


 12:30 A general strike started in Homs’ neighborhood of Baba Amro in support of Hama. (S.N.N.)


 12:30 WARNING: An extremely graphic YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows a man shot in the head in Hama.


 12:28 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows security forces in Hama brandishing their firearms.


 12:35 Over 200 people have been arrested in Moadamiyaa, Al-Jazeera television cited an activist as saying.


 12:30 Army tanks entered the town of Moadamiyya, a diplomatic source told Al-Arabiya.


 12:26 Anyone going outside in Hama is being shot at by security forces, Al-Jazeera cited a medical source as saying.


 12:19 Security forces are entering the town Al-Tayba, east of Daraa. (S.N.N.)


 12:13 Anti-regime protests began in the Edleb district town of Jabal az-Zawiya. (S.N.N.)


 12:10 A massive protest began on the Aleppo road leading into Hama to prevent military aid from reaching the army. (S.N.N.)


 12:08 Around 50 tanks were seen at the Reef al-Mohandiseen crossroads on the main road near the city of Aleppo leading to Hama.  (S.N.N.)


 12:06 Heavy gunfire can be heard in Al-Taawoniyya neighborhood in Hama. (S.N.N.)


 12:04 Checkpoints in the south side of Hama’s Al-Taawoniyya neighborhood are being removed by security forces. (S.N.N.)


 12:00 All roads leading to the Al-Raml neighborhood in Latakia have been closed. (S.N.N.)


 12:00 WARNING: An extremely graphic YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows the body of man shot in the back of the head by security forces.


 11:55 WARNING: A disturbing YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows a man dying in a hospital.


 12:04 The death toll in Hama has risen to 62, Al-Arabiya television cited eyewitnesses as saying.


 11:47 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday morning shows civilians ducking from gunfire.





 11:44 The death toll in Harak has risen to 18. (S.N.N.)


 11:40 Protests began in the Edleb district town of Kafrouma in support of Hama. Protesters are demanding the regime to “stop the brutal killing.” (S.N.N.)


 11:35 Security forces are burning more houses in the city of Abu Kamal and arresting children. (S.N.N.)


 11:33 A BMP tank deployed outside Hourani Hospital in Hama fired on a crowd of people. (S.N.N.)


 11:27 Thousands of people in the Edleb district town of Maarat al-Naaman are protesting against the regime. (S.N.N.) 


 11:23 Security forces are shooting at Al-Rahman Mosque in Hama’s area of Janoub al-Thokna. (S.N.N.) 


 11:20 Security forces and Shabeeha thugs surrounded the Homs neighborhoods of Khaldiyeh, Bayyada, Deir Baalaba, Bab al-Sibaa and Bab Dreeb in Homs. (S.N.N.) 


 11:18 Security forces are shelling the town of Suran, which is near Hama. (S.N.N.) 


 10:55 Army troops shelled the Joura neighborhood of Deir az-Zour, where army defectors are reportedly barricaded. The bombardment killed five people. Most of Deir az-Zour is still under the control of protesters. (Syrian Revolution Digest)


 10:29 A number of Shabeeha (thugs) are heading toward Gharb Al-Mashtal neighborhood. (S.N.N.) 


 10:28 Rebels stopped army tanks coming from Khan Sheikhoun from entering Hama and forced them to return. (S.N.N.) 


 10:28 The area of Mourk in Hama is under the control of rebels. (S.N.N.) 


 10:24 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows people in Hama cheering for defecting troops and giving them flowers and food.




 10:23 The army entered the southern city of Harak and has killed civilians there, Al-Jazeera television reported.


 10:20 Syrian Community in Cairo coordinator Mohammed Mamoun said in an interview published on Sunday that Hezbollah is helping to suppress the uprising in Syria


 10:12 Security forces opened fire outside the Al-Fatah Mosque in Deir az-Zour, killing two and wounding many. (S.N.N.) 


 10:10 Army tanks opened fire on a house in Deir az-Zour’s Al-Nahr Street. (S.N.N.) 


 10:10 Reuters reported that the death toll in the army’s tank assault on Hama has risen to 24.


 9:44 A rights activist told AFP that the death toll in Hama has risen to 45.


 9:43 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows army tanks shelling Hama.




 9:40 A medical source says that security forces shot and killed two people in Deir az-Zour while five have been injured.(S.N.N.) 


 9:28 A YouTube video purportedly filmed Sunday morning shows demonstrators in the town of Karnaz chanting, “Hama, we are with you to death.”




 9:26 A YouTube video purportedly filmed Sunday morning shows a tank bombarding Hama.


 9:21 The residents of the Houran city of Harak started demonstrating in defiance of the security forces that entered the city. (S.N.N.) 


 9:12 Ten tanks arrived to Hama’s Al-Mahatta roundabout. (S.N.N.)


 9:11 The minaret of Hama’s Al-Serjaoui Mosque has been shelled. (S.N.N.)


 9:03 Security forces entered Abu Kamal with tanks accompanied by Shabeeha (thugs). They are burning homes and displacing families. (S.N.N.)


 9:01 Three tanks have deployed to Hama’s Jnoub Thakana area. (S.N.N.)


 9:00 Security forces stormed the town of Suran, which is north of Hama, following a demonstration there in support of Hama. Injuries have been reported. (S.N.N.)


 8:57 The death toll in Harak has risen to 6 following the security forces’ entrance into the Houran city. (S.N.N.)


 8:54 The death toll in Hama has risen to 17, Al-Arabiya television reported.


 8:52 Mass demonstrations in support of Hama are being held in the towns of Karnaz and Qalaa al-Madiq, both of which are outside Hama. (S.N.N.)


 8:52 Water and electricity has been cut off in Hama, Al-Arabiya television reported.


 8:36 Dozens of checkpoints were erected at the entrances of Taybat al-Imam, a town just north of Hama, to receive injured civilians from Hama. (S.N.N.)


 8:35 Snipers were spotted on the top of the Police Club and another building in Hama. (S.N.N.


 8:24 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows army tanks deploying at Hama’s Assad roundabout.




 8:17 The sound of heavy gunfire can be heard on Al-Arbain street in the western Damascus suburb of Moadamiyya. (S.N.N.)


 8:13 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday shows Hama residents cheering on defecting troops. 



 8:11 Army tanks surrounded Hama's Hourani Hospital. Soldiers are heading toward the building. (S.N.N.)


 8:08 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday morning shows the city of Hama being bombarded.




 8:06 Snipers have opened fire on the Hourani Hospital in Hama. (S.N.N.)


 7:56 A YouTube video purportedly filmed on Sunday morning shows security forces deployed in Hama.




 7:52 Security forces and Shabeeha (thugs) shot at people while they were giving aid to Hama residents. (S.N.N.)


 7:51 Troops have split from the army in Hama’s Douar Sbahi area, activists told Al-Arabiya television.


 7:49 The army has killed 8 civilians so far during its raid morning raid of Hama, activists told Al-Arabiya television.


 7:40 Reuters reported Sunday morning that the army began storming the city of Hama, citing a resident as saying that tanks are entering the city from four sides.


 7:39 Security forces closed all entrances into Moadamiyyaa, a western Damascus suburb, since 5:30 and are conducting a campaign of arbitrary arrests. (S.N.N.)


 7:38 Tanks are engaged in clashes with each other in Hama. (S.N.N.)


 7:36 More than 10 people have been killed in Hama. (S.N.N.)


 7: 34 Snipers have been stationed on high rise building along Hama’s Aleppo Road while others are deployed on the Electricity Company building in west al-Mashtal as well as on top the Central Prison. (S.N.N.)


 7:33 Four snipers have been spotted on top of the governor’s palace in Hama. (S.N.N.)


 7:26 Security forces are shelling Hama, with reports indicating that a number of people have been killed, Al-Arabiya television reported.


 6:32 More than 10 tank crews in Hama have defected from the army. (S.N.N.)



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