Firefights between Syrian government forces and deserters killed at least 11 people in a village in Hama province Friday, activists said.
Meanwhile, tanks and armoured vehicles entered the town of Rastan where there have been clashes between government forces and deserters for four days, the activists added.
Thousands of Syrians demonstrated on Friday all across the country. Huge protests were reported in Hama and Dier a- Zour.
A young protester died in the city of Homs during one of the marches.