After an extension of the original 48 hour long ceasefire in Zabadani and al-Fu’ah, negotiations between the SAA and opposition forces failed and the ceasefire collapsed. SAA, Hezbollah, NDF, and PLA clash with islamist opposition and local fighters in Zabadani. 2 Hezbollah fighters killed during the clashes. Opposition and JAN forces shell al-Fu’ah and Kafarya.
An SAA brigadier-general was killed along with 4 others driving with him in his car in Damascus yesterday. It remains unknown who carried out this attack.
14 civilian casualties reported today during ongoing SAA bombardment in east Damascus countryside including the towns of Duma, Irbin, and Harasta.
A ceasefire between the SAA and opposition forces in Zabadani, al-Fu’ah, and Kafarya has come into effect 6 AM this morning and will be in effect for 48 hours. The ceasefire does not include Madaya, the village just south of Zabadani, as reported yesterday.
Clashes between opposition forces and the SAA in Duma break out.
IS and opposition forces clash in eastern Qalamoun. IS forces manage to advance in the area along with reports of casualties on both sides.
IS clash with opposition forces in Yalda, south Damascus countryside. Reports of casualties on the opposition side.
Local fighters loyal to IS kidnap approximately 20 Kurdish citizens in a village nearSarrin.
JAN and opposition forces launch a large-scale attack against SAA in Bashkuy and neighboring areas thus managing to take control of some locations near Bashkuy suffering only two casualties one of which was a media correspondent.
Since the 16th of August, 247 casualties were recorded after consecutive bombardment of villages and cities in eastern Damascus countryside. Approximately 1000 were injured.
Clashes break out between SAA and opposition forces in Madaya, south of Zabadani.
Heavy SAA bombardment on the villages in east Damascus countryside including Duma, Hamoryah, Saqba, and more causes the death of 31 civilians and injures many more during the last 24 hours. SAA have been bombarding these areas intermittently for the last few weeks.
Opposition forces execute a heavy barrage of rockets and mortars targeting numerous locations in the capitol. more than 20 civilians injured.
Clashes between SAA and opposition forces renew in Darayya.
Since the 9th of August Kuweyres Military Airport has witnessed two fierce skirmishes by IS forces against the SAA besieged by them inside the compound. The death toll of these two skirmishes, both starting with suicide VBIED attacks by IS, has reached 51 SAA soldiers and 62 IS fighters. Of the 51 SAA killed, 40 were officers in the Syrian Air Force. Protests organized by the families of the besieged soldiers were carried out in Tartus, Latakia, and Homs.Read More »
The city of Duma is target to heavy SAA bombardment once more, causing 20 civilian casualties and at least 200 injuries.
A video was released showing 8 IS fighters’ heads cut off of their bodies by SAA soldiers in Kuweyres Military Airport after an IS suicide VBIED attack and fighting between the two factions yesterday killed 9 SAA officers.
Approximately 50 IS rockets were launched on the village of Marea yesterday, some of these rockets contained harmful chemical substances.
Clashes break out between SAA and opposition forces in al-Shihan area. Reports of casualties on both sides.
Israeli airstrikes continued this morning, targeting SAA locations in Quneitra Governorate, in retaliation of rocket attacks on northern Israeli territories. 2 SAA casualties, one of which was an officer, and 8 injuries in a weapons depot destroyed near Quneitra by Israeli airstrikes yesterday. This morning 4 Islamic Jihad fighters were killed by Israeli airstrikes and later in the day 5 NDF fighters were killed by another Israeli airstrike near al-Kawm. IDF spokesperson said: “Israel finds the Assad government responsible for what happens in its territories”. Read More »