Yellow-strapped militias from the Lebanse Hezbollah posing for a picutre in front of the Citadel of Aleppo
- In several protests throughout the country, Syrians appeal for anti-aircraft guns to aid rebel fighters fight against the regime's increasing use of aerial attacks.
- More than 45 corpses are found in the neighbourhood of Saladin in Aleppo and artillery fire killed 12 and wounded 20 when it hit bakery in the neighbourhood of al-Bab Road
- Free Syrian Army forces seize power of the Idlib suburb of Kafrenbol and seize an arms container in Aleppo.
- Latakia: Hundreds of rebel fighters unite under “Jabal Al-Turcoman” Brigade and vow to defeat Assad’s forces
- Aleppo: Tawhid Brigade captures an arms container, P2
- Kafarnabel, Idlib: Rebel fighters seize power of the town after heavy battles with regime forces, P2, P3
- Aleppo, al-Bab Road: Artillery fire hits a bakery killing a dozen people and wounding 20 more
- Death Toll: 154 (Aleppo: 35, Idlib: 32, Damascus Suburbs: 28, Homs: 20, Daraa: 13, Deir Azzour: 8, Hama: 5, Latakia: 3)
- Free Syrian Army key operations:
- Killed at least 50 army soldiers throughout the country.
- Captured the People’s Army headquarters and an arms container in Aleppo.
- Captured the Idlib suburb of Kafrenbol along with two armoured units and a military tank.
- Shot down an MIG fighter jet in Idlib and a helicopter gunship in the Damascus suburb of Deir Asafi.
- Attacked the artillery base in the town of Mayadin in
- Destroyed a military tank in the Damascus suburb of al-Tal.
Summary of Events
Mass protests broke out today throughout the country, with citizens calling for the international community to provide rebel fighters with anti-aircraft missiles in order to combat the regime's increasing use of aerial attacks.
Heavy clashes continued in the neighbourhood of Saladin and spread into the neighbourhood of Hamadaniya, where regime forces withdrew completely. More than 45 unidentified bodies were found near Khalid Bin Waleed mosque in the neighbourhood of Saladin, while an artillery fire hit a bakery in the neighbourhood of al-Bab Road and killed approximately a dozen people and wounded more than 20 others who were queued for bread. Meanwhile, regime forces continued bombarding several neighbourhoods and towns, leaving more than 30 people dead and dozens more wounded while destroying scores of houses amid a mass exodus from the city.
The Free Syrian Army seized power of the Idlib suburb of Kafrenbol and shot down an MIG fighter jet near the town of Ariha. Civilians continued to flee their homes as regime troops bombarded the town of Kafrouma and the villages of Jesser Ashughour and Sahl al-Rouj, leaving scores of people dead and many others wounded.
Regime forces raided the neighbourhoods of Qabun and Maidain in Damascus, while it continued its heavy bombardment in the towns of Hamouriya, Jesrin, Deir Asafir, Artouz, Zabadani, Rankous, al-Tal, Saqba, Kafarbatna, Maliha and Zabdin, killing several people and destroying dozens of houses.
Regime forces resumed attacks on the neighbourhoods of Khaldiya and Bab Houd in the city of Homs as well as its provincial towns of Rastan and Qsair, leaving scores of people dead and wounded while destroying many houses. They also resumed shelling several neighbourhoods in Hama city and its provincial town of Karnaz, as well as the villages of Jabal Shahshabo and Sahel al-Ghab. Troops shelled the Daraa suburbs of Alma, Dael, Taffas, Bosra, Ma’arbeh and Sharea along with carrying out sweeps, arbitrary arrests, looting and arson in the towns of Izraa and Inkhel. They also resumed shelling the city of Deir Azzour and its provincial towns of Abu Kamal, Quriya and the village of Bouleil. They shelled the village of Rabea, Dweirshan and Jankeil in the province of Latakia and carried out sweeps and arbitrary arrests in the neighbourhood of Ghweran in the city of Hasaka.
Syrians killed: 24,604
Children killed: 1,903
Females killed: 1,868
Soldiers killed: 2,018
Protestors killed under torture: 914
Protestors currently incarcerated:+216,000
Syrian refugees since March: +134,566
Refugees in Turkey: +47,053
Refugees in Lebanon: +35,686
Refugees in Jordan: +39,600
Refugees in Iraq: +12,465
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Selected Media Coverage
Asharq Alawsat: Putin and Russia’s real interests in Syria
Al-Arabiya: Outtakes from the Syrian revolution
Al-Arabiya: Cold war with Iran
Al-Arabiya: Do the Assads fear Alawite anger?
Reuters: Shot Syrian boxer sits out Olympics in hospital
Washington Post: How, when and whether to end the war in Syria
BBC News: Will Syria's Kurds benefit from the crisis?
The Daily Star: Captured Syrian soldier awaits trial by rebels
Wall Street Journal: Enclave gives Syrian rebels governance
The Daily Star: A new approach is needed to resolve the Syrian conflict
Reuters: Risk spills over in Middle East
Saladin, Aleppo: Rebel fighters continue to repel the regime’s ground assault, P2, P3,P4
Deir Azzour: A group of defected soldiers form a new battalion
Barzeh: Demonstration calls for arming the rebels with anti-aircraft missiles
Ruken Adin: The devastating aftermath of the heavy shelling
Mashrou Dommar: Demonstration calls for arming the rebels with anti-aircraft missiles
Asali: Lifeless body of fallen hero Adel A’ayed
Qaber Ateka: Demonstrators chant for freedom and demand the overthrow of the regime
Sukari: The devastating aftermath of the heavy shelling
Masaken Hanano: MIG fighter jets bombard the neighbourhood
Marjeh: The technical school completely destroyed as a result of the heavy shelling
Aleppo Road: Demonstrators demand the armament of the rebels
Saladin: Houses on fire as a result of the heavy shelling
Al-Tal: The devastating aftermath of the heavy shelling
Saqba: Regime forces resume its heavy bombardment of the town
Hameh: Demonstrators call for the armament of rebel fighters
Deir Asafir: Several people die as a result of the heavy shelling
Qarrah: Demonstration calls for arming the rebels with anti-aircraft missiles
Harasta: Demonstrators chant their support for the cities revolting against Assad’s regime
Douma: Demonstrators chant for freedom and demand the overthrow of the regime
Tal Refaat: Funeral procession of fallen hero Abu Bahjat Jamal
Taqad: Demonstration call for arming the rebels with anti-aircraft missiles
Halazon: Demonstrators chant for freedom and demand the overthrow of the regime
Houleh: Funeral procession of fallen hero Abdul-Ghafour Damish
Qosour: The devastating aftermath of the heavy shelling
Krak des Chevalier: The devastating aftermath of the heavy shelling
Rastan: Assad’s forces bombard the neighbourhood
Malaab: Demonstration calls for arming the rebels with anti-aircraft missiles
Bab Houd: Assad’s forces bombard the neighbourhood
Um Walad: Demonstrators chant support for the rebels
Jiza: Demonstration chants support for the cities under repression
Nasib: Demonstrators chant for freedom and demand the overthrow of the regime
Yadouda: Demonstration calls for arming the rebels with anti-aircraft missiles
Moseifra: Demonstrators call for the armament of the rebels
Kafarzeita: Civilians take refuge in the shelters as the shelling intensifies
Qosour: Demonstration chants support for the cities under repression
Karama: Demonstrators call for arming the rebels
Bayad: Demonstrators demand the overthrow of the regime
Latamna: Funeral procession of fallen hero Ahmad Darwish
Forqan Mosque: Assad’s militias surround the mosque to prevent potential protests
Ma’arrat Noman: Funeral procession of fallen hero Dinawi Hakoura
Kafrouma: Lifeless body of fallen hero Alwan Othman
Ariha: Lifeless body of fallen hero Najib Farouq
Barrah: Two children killed due to the heavy shelling
Central City: A man killed as a result of the heavy shelling
Quriya: Regime forces bombard the town
Qamishli: Demonstrators call for arming the rebels
Antariya: Demonstration chants for freedom and demands the overthrow of the regime
Ras Al-Ain: Mass protests chant for freedom and demand the overthrow of the regime
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