Dozens detained by Syrian troops
Government troops have detained dozens of people overnight after cutting electricity in a Damascus neighbourhood, a Syrian rights group said.
The group said the raids took place in the predominantly Kurdish neighbourhood of Rukneddine.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said a bullet killed a man in north-western Idlib province as he stood on his balcony. Troops were carrying out raids in the area at the time.
President Bashar Assad has dramatically escalated the crackdown on a five-month uprising since the start of the holy month of Ramadan at the beginning of August.
Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands detained.