The death toll in Syria continues to climb. The AP reports that, in just over a week, 1,000 people have been killed by Syrian government forces, according to the main opposition group there:

Syria's main opposition group says 1,000 people have been killed by government forces in the last eight days.

A spokeswoman for the Syrian National Council says troops loyal to President Bashar Assad have intensified their onslaught in opposition areas despite saying it would accept a U.N. peace plan.

SNC spokeswoman Bassma Kodmani says 160 people were killed in Syria on Monday alone.

Kodmani told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday that regime forces have used heavy weapons including anti-aircraft guns against civilians in apparent defiance of an agreement to begin a cease-fire April 10.

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