Activists said that dozens of regime forces were killed or wounded in a failed attempt to storm the district of Darayya near Damascus earlier today.
Regime forces, backed by foreign militias and under heavy artillery cover, attempted to advance on the western sector of Darayya and managed to capture a number of buildings. Rebel fighters however outflanked the attacking forces, killing and injuring many of them.
Regime forces tried to distract rebel fighters in order to recover the bodies of their fallen comrades by attacking the town from the north and the east, but were repelled and forced to retreat after suffering more casualties. Rebel fighters said they destroyed a BMP armored vehicle belonging to regime forces and seized light weapons. (Source: Syrian Coalition)