Missile carriers burn inside the air defense base in Eastern Ghuta district following the rebels' offensive
- Syrian rebels seized control of an air defence base in the Eastern Ghuta district of Damascus province.
- Regime forces killed at least 61 civilians in Damascus and its suburbs of including 27 civilians in the provincial town of Harasta and 21 more in the town of Douma.
- Improvised barrel bombs dropped on residential buildings in the Idlib suburb of Salqin left at least 30 people dead including 7 children.
- Menbej, Aleppo Suburb: A little girl trapped under the rubble of her house asks for water while dying
- Damascus Suburb: Rebel fighters seize control of the air defence base in Eastern Ghuta area, P2, P3
- Salqin, Idlib: Regime forces drop barrel bombs on residential areas leaving scores of civilians dead and many wounded, P2, P3
- Death Toll: 196 including 15 women and 8 children (Damascus and Suburbs: 68, Aleppo: 46, Idlib: 45, Daraa: 21, Deir Azzour: 6, Homs: 4, Hama: 3, Qunaitera: 1, Raqa: 1, Hasaka: 1)
- Free Syrian Army key operations:
- Killed at least 51 army soldiers throughout the country.
- Seized control of an air defence battalion in the Eastern Ghuta district of Damascus province.
- Seized control of a military barrack in the Homs suburb of Qosayr.
Summary of Events
Syrian rebels seized control of an air defence base that contains surface-to-air missiles in the Eastern Ghuta district of Damascus province. The rebels captured big quantities of ammunition and arms including missiles after fierce shelling and clashes that left scores of regime troops dead while destroying a big part of the site.
Regime forces killed at least 61 civilians in Damascus and its suburbs, including 27 civilians in the provincial town of Harasta, half of which killed “execution style” while others died due to the indiscriminate shelling that targeted residential buildings.
Meanwhile, at least 21 civilians were killed due to the indiscriminate shelling that targeted the Damascus suburbs of Douma, while dozen more people were killed in the suburbs of Saqba, Daraya, Maliha, Moadamiya, Easter Ghuta and the neighbourhood of Jobar. Regime bulldozers destroyed dozens of houses in the neighbourhoods of Qabun, Tadamon and Zahera as part of the collective punishment imposed on the anti-government activists.
Improvised barrel bombs filled with TNT were dropped on residential buildings in the Idlib suburb of Salqin causing mass destruction and leaving at least 30 people dead including 7 children. Dozen more people were killed as regime forces resumed shelling the Idlib suburbs of Ma’arrat Noman, Sarmin, Taftanaz, Ram, Hamdan, Heish and Has.
Heavy fighting continued for the 4th consecutive day throughout the city of Aleppo and its suburbs, whereby regime forces killed scores of civilians and wounded many more as they resumed their indiscriminate and fierce shelling using artillery and fighter jets resulting in the death of at least 11 civilians in the neighbourhood of Masaken Hanano and 16 more in the neighbourhood of Karm Jabal. Dozens more people were also killed due to the fierce shelling in the neighbourhoods of Maharqa, Sheikh Maqsoud, Ameriya and Bab Janin.
In the meantime, regime forces resumed their fierce and indiscriminate shelling of densely populated areas throughout the country, leaving scores of civilians dead and wounded while destroying dozens of houses. They shelled a number of neighbourhoods in the city of Daraa as well as its provincial towns of Wadi Yarmouk, Tal Shihab, Mzereib, Yadouda, Um Mahathen, Ghariya Ghabiya, Ghariya Sharqiya, Mahajeh and the Lajat discrtict. They also shelled the neighbourhoods of Ommal, Hamidiya and Sheikh Yasin in the city of Deir Azzour in addition to its provincial town of Boukamal. They bombarded the Raqa suburb of Tal Abyad and a number of villages in the suburbs of Latakia as well as the Homs suburbs of Rastan, Houleh, Hosh Hajo and Abel.
An official report by the ministry of Tourism stated that the number of tourists in Syria during the first quarter of this year has dropped by more than %76.4 in comparison with the same period of previous year.
Syrians killed: 35,858
Children killed: 2,563
Females killed: 2,812
Soldiers killed: 3,057
Protestors killed under torture: 1027
Protestors currently incarcerated:+216,000
Syrian refugees since March: +320,197
Refugees in Turkey: +87,774
Refugees in Lebanon: +80,482
Refugees in Jordan: +101,880
Refugees in Iraq: +50,061
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Estern Ghuta, Damascus Suburb: Rebel fighters bomb a military convoy killing scores of regime forces
Aleppo Suburb: Rebel fighters attack regime forces using captured military tanks
Aleppo: Rebel fighters continue advancing in the city
Nerab, Aleppo Suburb: Clouds of smoke billow from the Nerab military airport
Zahera: Regime bulldozers demolish civilians’ houses
Harra Jadida: Protesters chant support for the rebel fighters
Qadam: Military tanks bombard the neighbourhood
Adawi: Clouds of smoke fill the sky following the explosions that shocked the city
Saqba: Many civilians die and more wounded due to the indiscriminate and fierce shelling, P2
Douma: Many civilians die and more wounded due to the indiscriminate and fierce shelling, P2
Maliha: Many civilians wounded due to the indiscriminate and fierce shelling, P2
Harasta: Many civilians die and more wounded due to the indiscriminate and fierce shelling, P2
Harasta: Regime forces execute a number of unarmed civilians, P2
Bustan Qaser: Demonstration condemns Assad’s crimes and demands his downfall
Masaken Hanano: Score of civilians die and more wounded due to the indiscriminate and fierce shelling
Karm Jabal: The devastating aftermath of the fierce shelling
Bab Qanserin: The devastating aftermath of the fierce shelling
Qabtan Jabal: MIG fighter jets overfly the town
Bowada Sharqiya: MIG fighter jet bombards the suburbs
Jouret Sheyah: Regime forces raid the neighbourhood amid fierce clashes with the rebel fighters
Khaldiya: The devastating aftermath of the indiscriminate shelling
Maliha: Funeral procession of fallen hero Mohammad Khatib
Zezoun: Regime artillery bombards the towns of Daraa province
Bosra: Clouds of smoke billow from the town due to the indiscriminate shelling
Al-Sad Road: Regime forces bombard the neighbourhood
Aleppo Road: Regime forces besiege the neighbourhood
Mashaa Arbaeen: Regime bulldozers demolish residential buildings
Manakh: Protesters chant their support for the areas under repression
Kafartakharim: Funeral procession of fallen hero Ahmad Nabhan
Ma’arrat Noman: Lifeless body of fallen hero Walid Gharib
Bannesh: Funeral procession of fallen hero Abul-Salam Sayed
Sarmin: The devastating aftermath of the fierce and indiscriminate shelling
Boukamal: Fighter jets bombard the town
Central City: A number of civilians die due to the indiscriminate shelling
Hajin: Demonstrators chant for the fallen heroes
Derbasiya: Demonstrators chant for freedom and demand the overthrow of the regime
Salma Mountain: The devastating aftermath of the fierce and indiscriminate shelling
Ibin Khaldon: Protesters chant support for the rebel fighters
France: Flash Mob for Syria
UK: Syrians protest outside the Russian embassy to condemn it’s support to Assad regime