Reports of gunfire and deaths as thousands rally across country, including biggest gathering to date in Damascus.
Up to 50 killed by security forces, activists say, as thousands defy government repression to call for freedom in Syria.
"Deaths are reported in Syria where the government has once again sent army units onto the streets of several cities, including Damascus, as protesters rally in solidarity with victims of a weeks-long crackdown.
Friday brought the largest anti-regime protest in the Syrian capital since protests against president Bashar al-Assad's decade-long rule began last month.
Gunfire was reported in Damascus and in the coastal city of Latakia, with witnesses claiming that security forces have fired on protesters, according to the Associated Press news agency.
Clashes are occurred in the southern city of Deraa where more than 100 protesters were killed a week ago. The AFP news agency says seven civilians have been killed...."