Full article at (CNN)  with photo gallery — The death toll in Syria hit 343 Wednesday, the highest daily toll since unrest broke out in March 2011, an opposition group said.

“The regime is escalating the violence at every possible opportunity and it is proof that it is determined to crush the revolution by any means necessary,” said Rafif Jouejati, a spokeswoman for the Local Coordination Committees of Syria.

“The staggering numbers are horrific but the world also needs to know that there is increasing sexual torture and more children being tortured.”

Jouejati accused the Syrian regime of being willing to commit genocide. “There is (a) systematic increase in the violence and the world powers — so far — have shown that they are not willing to do much beyond the same condemnations we have been hearing for the last 19 months.”

The highest death count on Wednesday occurred in Damascus and its suburbs, where LCC cited 162 deaths, including 107 in a reported massacre in Thiabieh.