Massacre of the Martyrs: Syria 'washes pools of blood' from the streets as army arrests all men over 15 in rebel city

Residents say corpses kept in fridges near Daraa's main mosque
At lease six protesters are shot dead by security forces

Syrian security forces have carried out another wave of arrests in Daraa and have been detaining all men over 15, residents said today.

Authorities moved into central Syria and coastal areas before Friday prayers in a test of will for demonstrators determined to maintain protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.

In a show of force, tanks have taken up positions near the urban centres of Homs, Rastan and Banias in the past two days.