The U.N. General Assembly will convene over the Syrian crisis Friday, a day after Kofi Annan quit as special envoy to the nation following months of failed attempts to stop the bloodshed.
Annan, a former U.N. chief, has scrambled to forge peace amid reports of surging violence across the country.
A 10-year-old was among two people killed in Hama early Friday due to "indiscriminate shelling," the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said.
The LCC described a "massacre' Thursday in Hama, where at least 50 people were killed by the regime's heavy shelling and gunfire, the opposition network said.
Across the country, at least 130 people were killed Thursday, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said.
And the worst violence may be yet to come.
Officials believe the "main battle" is about to begin in the biggest city of Aleppo, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Thursday.