The death toll in Syria rose to 40 people Saturday in ongoing clashes between anti-government elements and Syrian security forces throughout the Levantine country, Al Jazeera reported according to "local" sources.
The majority were killed in Deraa, the southern city where protests first broke out in Syria March 18, and Homs. An additional three were killed in Idlib in northwestern Syria. One person was killed each in Hama, Deir al Zour, and the Damascus area. According to the report, among the dead were two children and one Lebanese national.