It's been a shocking few days in the Syrian civil war, with hundreds of bodies reportedly found in Daraya and with the country's vice president - who had allegedly defected in recent days - suddenly showing up at an official meeting in Damascus.
Here are some of the other latest key developments in the 17-month bloody conflict:
The greatest tales of terror now come from the city of Daraya, where an opposition group said more than 245 bodies were found in the past two days.
Opposition activists posted video of mass burials Sunday, a day after 200 people were found dead in the Damascus suburb.
It was unclear when those people had been killed. Opposition activists say government troops reclaimed Daraya after a week-long siege that was followed by scores of summary executions.FULL STORY