Syrian troops shelled restive areas in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour on Monday, following overnight clashes between government forces and rebels, activists reported.

According to the opposition Local Coordination Committees, which document violence across Syria, at least two people were killed and 45 wounded when shells hit Deir al-Zour.

Activists also said that planes struck rebel posts in the central Homs province, while government forces attacked areas at the outskirts of the nearby Hama province.

News coming out of Syria cannot be independently verified as the government has banned most foreign journalists from restive areas.

“We call on the UN observers to immediately visit Homs to see with their own eyes that planes are being used to shell areas inside Homs,” activist Omar Homsi said from the rebel-stronghold province.

UN observers have been in Syria since April to supervise a shaky ceasefire brokered by international envoy Kofi Annan, whose plan stipulates an immediate halt of violence, removal of heavy weaponry by troops from restive areas and humanitarian access to all regions.

The London—based Syrian Observatory for Human rights said that violence has left more than 14,000 dead, including security personnel and rebels, since the uprising against President Bashar al—Assad began in March 2011.

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