More than 300 people were reported killed Wednesday in the deadliest day in Syria’s revolt. The UN refugee agency has warned that as many as 70,000 Syrian refugees could flee the country by the end of the year.
The Local Co-ordination Committee is reporting that 343 people have been killed — the greatest number of casualties in one day. Other reports say the death toll is around 305.
Hezbollah has stepped up support for the Syrian government by sending military advisers to help against the opposition. It may signify trouble ahead for the rebels who will now have to deal with more militia.