Death Toll: 25 People Killed Today, 67 Yesterday.
The Local Coordination Committees in Syria documented 67 people killed yesterday, while 25 people were killed today, including two women. Deaths were cited as: 12 in Aleppo, 4 in each of Damascus and Deir Ezzor, 3 in Dara’a, and in 2 in Idlib. (Source: LCC)
Anti-Assad Forces Advance on Regime Positions at Aleppo Central Prison
Brigades of al Nusra Front and Ahrar al Sham made gains around Aleppo central prison. Anti-Assad fighters blew up a car packed with 20 tons of high explosive material at a six-floor building manned by regime forces. Fierce battles followed the explosion, while activists reported the liberation of hundreds of male and female prisoners. Regime forces retaliated by bombing the perimeter of the prison with barrel bombs. Meanwhile, Assad’s forces dropped barrel bombs on Hanano district of in Aleppo, killing 20 civilians and wounding dozens. Assad’s forces also launched air strikes on Sakhour, killing one person and injuring dozens. Battalions of the Islamic Front and Al Mujahisin Army captured Jibal Hammam and Kara Kozak bridge east of the city Manbej after clashes with ISIS fighters. A child was killed in Deir Hafer in rural Aleppo as a result of aerial shelliong by regime forces. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC
Three Civilians Killed In Zabadani As Regime Forces Drop Cluster Bombs On Yabrood
Regime forces shelled Zabadani with heavy artillery killing three civilians and wounding dozens. A number of civilians were wounded, mostly children as a result of cluster bombs that were used by Assad’s forces in Yabrood, Filath and Nabek. Assad’s warplanes dropped explosive barrels on Daraya, while the Free Syrian Army clashed with regime forces on the outskirts of the Qaddam and Alasali in southern Damascus. (Source: Coalition + LCC)
Brigades Of Islamic Front Capture Al Ghirbal Checkpoint North Of Hama
Brigades of the Islamic Front captured al Ghirbal checkpoint in Souran north of Hama, with reports of the death of a number of regime forces the destruction of 4 tank. Assad’s forces bombed the towns of Souran and Morek, causing civilian casualties and material damage. Regime forces also shelled the village of Maarblit in rural Idlib with heavy artillery, killing two women and wounding a child. Civilians were injured by aerial shelling on Kafr Takharim in rural Idlib. (Source: Syrian Coalition + LCC)