Syrian rights groups say security forces killed more than 50 anti-government activists during the last two days.
President Bashar al-Assad has been meeting with local dignitaries over the two-month long unrest, with a view to urging a national dialogue.
But opposition groups within and outside the country are setting strong conditions for any talks.
Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from neighbouring Lebanon.
Source: Al Jazeera