Regime forces killed 121 Syrians including 19 children
- Fighting intensified in Damascus and Deir Azzour.
- Regime shelling killed 12 children in the suburbs of Damascus.
- Thousands of Syrians fled into neighboring countries today.
- Zabadani, Damascus Suburb: Rebel fighters bomb a military convoy
- Daraa: At least eight regime soldiers killed during clashes with the rebels
- Daraa Suburb: Leaked video footage shows regime rocket launchers pounding the rebels-held areas
- Total Death Toll: 176
- Opposition Death Toll: 121 including 19 children, 5 women and 33 rebel fighters (Damascus and Suburbs: 53, Aleppo: 22, Homs: 13, Daraa: 11, Deir Azzour: 6, Idlib: 6, Hama: 6, Raqa: 4)
- Regime Soldiers & Militiamen Death Toll: +55
- Number of areas shelled: +330
- Number of People Wounded: +55
- Number of People Detained: +110
- FSA Key Operations:
- Shot down a fighter jet in the Hama suburb of Karnaz.
- Shot down a cargo airplane near the Deir Azzour airbase.
- Stormed a military checkpoint in the Damascus suburb of Adra.
- Bombed a reinforcement convoy in the Damascus suburb of Zabadani.
Summary of Events
The rebels continued a major offensive to take over the town of Adra, 22km north east of Damascus, storming a military checkpoint and killing many regime soldiers. Fighters from the Syrian Islamic Front bombed a military convoy near the town of Zabadani, destroying two armored vehicles and leaving many troops dead and wounded.
Fierce fighting broke out in the neighborhoods of Qabun, Qadam, Tadamon, Yarmouk and Palestine refugee camp in Damascus. The rebels said they shot down a cargo aircraft carrying weapons while landing in the Deir Azzour military airport in the east. They also shot down a fighter jet in the Hama suburb of Karnaz.
The rebels bombed a military checkpoint near the base of the army’s 68th brigade in the Damascus-Qunaitera highway and bombed a minibus near the Daraa suburb of Sahem Golan, killing at least 14 soldiers from the military security branch.
Regime forces continued their attacks on residential areas within the rebels-held towns in Syria, shelling as many as 330 locations across the country, 29 of which were pounded with warplanes using cluster, phosphorous, thermboaric and explosive bombs.
Today’s death toll reached 176. Regime forces and loyalist militiamen killed at least 121 people, including 19 children, 5 women and 36 rebel fighters, whereas the rebels killed more than 55 soldiers and militiamen.
In Damascus and its suburbs, at least 53 people were killed by regime forces today, including 12 children and two women who died due to the indiscriminate aerial and rocket bombardments in the neighborhoods of Yarmouk and Hajar Aswad as well as in the provincial towns of Douma, Shifouniya, Mdeira and Irabin. Meanwhile, at least 16 rebel fighters were killed due to the violent clashes that broke out in the towns of Adra, Daraya and Irbin.
At least 22 people were reported dead in Aleppo and its suburbs today, eight of whom were pulled from the rubble of a five-story building which was leveled to the ground after been hit by a missile yesterday. Meanwhile, some nine people were killed and many others were injured due to the heavy shelling and clashes that took place in the town of Khanaser in the Aleppo suburb of Sfeera.
Some five people were killed in the town of Talbis as regime forces continued their massive military offensive on opposition areas in Homs. They shelled more than 26 locations, causing extensive material damage and leaving dozens of people wounded. The town of Karnaz in the suburb of Hama was also subjected to heavy aerial bombardment which left at least three people dead and many more wounded.
A fighter jet bombed a school that houses refugees in the Deir Azzour suburb of Mayadin thus injuring many people including a number of children. Some towns in the entire western suburb of Deir Azzour have been living without electricity and water for the 4th consecutive day due to the damage caused to their infrastructure.
More than 1600 Syrians crossed into Turkey via Bab al-Hawa border post today. Meanwhile, some 2148 Syrians crossed into Jordan within the past 24 hours thus bringing the total number of Syrian refugees to 340000 in Jordan alone.
Security forces carried out a massive arrest campaign in the neighborhood of Ashrafiya in Aleppo city, arresting more than 100 people within the past two days.
Syrians killed: 65,529
Children killed: 4,408
Females killed: 3,595
Soldiers killed: 7,157
Protesters killed under torture: 1,461
Protesters currently incarcerated: +160,000
Syrians injured: +137,000
Syrian refugees since March: +755,672
Refugees in Turkey: +170,643
Refugees in Lebanon: +245,671
Refugees in Jordan: +235,468
Refugees in Iraq: +82,575
Refugees in Egypt: +14,977
Selected Media Coverage
FRANCE 24: Foreign NGOs operate with caution in Syria
Washington Post: Involving Russia in Syria
New York Times: Intervene in Syria
FRANCE 24: Syria: International Community covers eyes and ears
Financial Times: Israel and Assad raise stakes on Syria
Irish Times: International players fiddle while Syria burns
Sky News: Syria War: ‘Children Are Biggest Casualty’
Damascus Suburb: Rebels ambush a military convoy
Aleppo Suburb: Rebels continue to besiege the Kuwayres airbase
Kernaz, Hama: Rebel fighters shoot down a fighter jet
Idlib Suburb: Rebel fighters destroy a military tank
Shifouniya: Regime airstrike kills at least 6 people and leaves many more people wounded, P2
Yalda: Fighter jet bombards the town
East Ghouta: Clouds of smoke billow from the area due to the heavy aerial bombardments
Mleiha: The town comes under heavy shelling
Kafrbatna: Mass destruction caused by the indiscriminate shelling
Bustan Qasr: Demonstrators denounce the regime’s crimes
Bustan Qasr: Regime snipers fire on civilians while fleeing their homes
Ansari: People sift through the rubble searching for trapped bodies
Bani Zeid: An elderly man killed and dozens more people wounded due to the indiscriminate shelling
Al-Bab Road: Demonstration in solidarity with the areas under attack
Deir Hafer: The devastating aftermath of the indiscriminate shelling
Rasem Aboud: The devastating aftermath of the indiscriminate airstrikes
Atareb: Funeral procession of fallen hero Husan Abdul-Rahman
Qarabees: Houses set ablaze due to the indiscriminate shelling
Kaferaaya: The town comes under heavy shelling
Talbisa: A man killed after been hit by a shrapnel
Rastan: Regime shelling leaves many people dead and wounded, P2
Demonstrations and Activities Abroad
France: Medical aid convoy to Syria from Syrians in Strasbourg