Hundreds die in Syria's 'deadliest week'
23 July 2014 Last updated at 18:31 BST
It has been described as one of the most deadly weeks in Syria since fighting began three years ago.
More than 1,700 people have been killed in seven days as fighting intensified after Presdent Assad was sworn in for a third term.
Fighters for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have been accused of killing many government troops in a battle at a gas field.
The BBC's Rami Ruhayem looks back at one of the bloodiest weeks in the Syrian uprising.