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The LCC and the Observatory also reported intense clashes between rebels and troops in the Damascus suburb of Mleiha. The LCC said four people from both sides were killed in the fighting.

Rebels also attacked an army checkpoint in central Hama province and killed at least three soldiers, the Observatory said. Both groups also reported violence in the northern provinces of Idlib and Aleppo as well as the eastern region of Deir el-Zour and the southern province of Daraa.

The LCC said at least 20 people were killed Sunday while the Observatory put the number at 14.

Syria’s state-run news agency, SANA, said troops battled late Saturday with infiltrators from Lebanon, killing six and wounding four of them. It added that Syrian forces also foiled an infiltration attempt from Turkey into the northern province of Idlib.

Syrian authorities say that weapons are being smuggled to rebels from neighboring countries.