In the Syrian town of Azaz just 30km from the border with Turkey the people have been burying their dead.
More than 35 were killed in a brutal bombardment on Wednesday. A sharp reminder of the force that the regime of Bashar al-Assad is prepared to use to put down the rebellion.
In Aleppo too the fighting goes on. As ever it is almost impossible to verify video emerging, but the suffering is apparent amidst the claims and counter-claims.
The Syrian government is urging the UN observers not to go.