Violence between the Syrian government and its people continued Saturday, killing at least six including a Syrian general, officials said.
Shelling has been non-stop for seven days in the city of Homs, with the Syrian Army using tanks and soldiers in the assault, according to CNN.com.
Five men in the province of Daraa were killed by an tank near Al Musefra, LCC activist Abu Oudai said. CNN.com said Daraa is where the violence began last March.
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri voiced his support for the rebel cause in a video he released, according to BBC News.
"If we want freedom, we must be liberated from this regime. If we want justice, we must retaliate against this regime," he said.
According to BBC News, al-Qaeda has been connected to the Syrian violence through potential suicide bombs that killed 44 people in December. The Syrian government blamed al-Qaeda, while the Free Syrian Army said it was the government's doing.
A draft resolution created last week by the U.N. Security Council that would end the violence and force President Bashar al-Assad to step down was vetoed by Russian and China, who are both trade allies with Syria.
In another effort to stop the violence, Saudi Arabia created a document similar to the Security Council's and will be submitted to the U.N. General Assembly, according to CNN.com.