14:42 Syria said on Wednesday it had given a positive response to international envoy Kofi Annan's proposals for ending violence after a year of protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Reuters report:
14:20 We were reporting earlier about the situation in Aleppo (see 12:18 and 12:46). The situation seems to have worsened in the past hour. The University is now completely besieges. Students are being prevented from leaving and three students have been shot and suffer from severe injuries. Activist Shakeeb Al-Jabri reports that Air force intelligence have joined the Shabiha to suppress the protest in Aleppo. All classes have been suspended.
The following video shows students being fired.
13:08 Activist Shakeeb Al-Jabri reports that A delegation from the Red Cross and the Red Crescent has entered the town of Rastan, north of Homs after they were first stopped at a checkpoint. He tweeted:
"A delegation from the Red Cross and the Red Crescent has arrived in Rastan after first being blocked by checkpoints. #Syria"
"It is not clear yet what the mission of the Red Cross+Crescent delegation in Rastan is. #Syria"
Round up of the latest events in Syria
12:46 The LCCS report several injured at Aleppo University after security forces opened gunfire on protesters. (see 12:18)
12:41 The Local Co-ordination committees report random shelling, first in Ma'aret Nouman, Idlib (first video) and in Madheq Citadel, Hama (second video)
12:36 Huge crowd has gathered in the streets of Aleppo to protest against the regime and in solidarity with besieged cities.
12:22 Italy is recalling all its embassy personnel from Damascus and suspending all diplomatic activity with Syria. (REUTERS)
12:18 Security forces are firing at protesters at Aleppo University. Livestream below.
12:15 The sound of a huge explosion was heard in the neighbourhoods of Al-Abassiya and Al-Arabain in Deraa, Al-Jazeera reported quoting activists as saying.
12:05The LCCS report that Assad forces fired at protesters demonstration Bokamal (Deir Ezzor).
In Qaboun, Damascus, heavy gunfire was heard after a student demonstration started at the Grand Mosque.
Regimes forces raided a demonstration at Aleppo University.
25 mortar shells hit the districts of Karam Zeitoun, Bab Dreig, Jab Jandali, and Bab Sbaa in Homs
12:01 Hundreds of Students are now protesting at Aleppo University. Watch the livestream of the protest below.
11:54 A sit-in for lawyers in Aleppo has turned into demonstration, report the LCCS. They demand the end of Assad regime.
Here is a video of the protest.
11:53 International mediator Kofi Annan says he has received the Syrian regime’s response to a proposal to end the bloodshed in the country.
11:14 Yet again another video showing the damages caused by the regime's shelling this times in the district of Khalidiya, Homs.
10:43 The town of Rastan is under heavy shelling, report the LCCS. The following footage reportedly shows intense shelling in a residential area in Rastan.
10:21 Just like yesterday, there are a lot of information coming from Syria.
In Khalidiya, Homs, sounds of shooting and shelling have been heard throughout the town.
Dozens of people have been wounded in the Jib Jandili, Bab Dreib, Safsafa and Ghouta neighbourhoods of Homs.
In Idlib province, 6 people have been killed due to intense shelling.
In Al-Qousor, Homs, sounds of explosions and heavy machine guns have been heard.
A demonstration has been repressed in Idlib this morning as Assad forces fired at protesters.
Military reinforcements have been sent to the area of Heffaa in Lattakia. The LCCS say Assad forces are looking for activists. All communications are also reportedly cut off. Heavy gunfire and violent explosions have been heard.
At Aleppo University a demonstration was reportedly attacked.
The LCCS report that the al-Balad district in Deraa in being stormed by security forces. The following video reportedly shows an army tank in the al-Balad district. Houses are being shelled and some schools are being sieges.
In this video we can hear the sound of gunfire in the same area.
10:01 The following video is one of the lastest films made by Paul Conroy, a British journalist, before being injured in a shelling attack which caused the death of Sunday times correspondent Marie Colvin and being repatriated. "The situation is incredible, it's non-stop bombardment of the civilian area, very little breaks, snipers on all the buildings" he says as he describes the situation in Baba Amr.
9:58 Syrian security forces launched a campaign of arrests and shelled the southern Syrian city of Daraa, Al-Jazeera quoted activists as saying on Wednesday.
9:50 Two Turkish journalists, Adem Özköse Middle East correspondent for Gerçek Hayat and Hamit Coşkun his cameraman, have gone missing in Syria, report Al-Jazeera this morning. The last time their families heard from them was four days ago when they told them they had reached Idlib.
Round up of the latest developments in Syria
Photo courtesy of Mulham Al-Jundi