27 civilian casualties caused by russian air force airstrikes on Alzaafaranah, Talbisah, and ar-Rastan. The number of casualties is expected to rise due to the number of severe injuries caused and missing persons yet to be found under the rubble. Russian officials initially claimed that their involvement in Syria will target IS forces yet these airstrikes and the airstrikes in Hama are targeting opposition forces directly.
One civilian casualty and 20 injured during opposition shelling of Alawite neighborhoods in central Homs including al-Zahra and Karm al-Shami.
Clashes break out between islamist opposition fighters and the SAA in Si’in al-Aswad.
17 civilians killed by a surface-to-surface missile launched by the SAA on al-Waer Neighborhood, Homs, yesterday. Another two civilian casualties were caused by an additional surface-to-surface missile launched today on the same neighborhood.
20 SyAF airstrikes hit Palmyra since the morning with no reports of casualties as of yet.
US officials confirmed that 6 pickup-trucks and some ammunition were given by 30th division fighters to JAN to ensure safe passage to Syria. These weapons and vehicles were supplied to the 30th Division by the US forces in order to better fight against the IS. Colonel Patrick Ryder, a spokesperson for US central command, stated that “If accurate, the report of NSF members providing equipment to al-Nusra Front is very concerning and a violation of Syria train and equip program guidelines”.Read More »
Under Turkish and Iranian authority and backed by the United Nations, a 6 month ceasefire in al-Fu’ah, Kafarya, Zabadani, and Madaya was reached. The agreement has not yet been released formally. The ceasefire agreement includes the safe evacuation of women and children besieged in al-Fu’ah and Kafarya as well as the opportunity for all opposition forces and their families remaining in Zabadani to safely leave the city and move to Idlib Governorate. Also, severely wounded opposition fighters in Madaya will be allowed transportation out of the village to receive medical treatment.Read More »
The Syrian government issued an official statement confirming the russian reinforcements arriving at the port of Latakia and the russian fighter jets and UAVs used up until now to attack IS personnel in Raqqah, Deir ez-Zor, and Homs governorates. American sources stated that more than 500 russian infantry have also arrived at Syria.
Jaysh al-Muhajirin Wal-Ansar, an islamist opposition faction, have sworn allegiance to JAN and joined their ranks thus adding more than 1500 fighters to the faction of JAN.Read More »
The SAA launch a surface-to-surface rocket on a market in Sha’ar Neighborhood, Aleppo, causing the death of 18 civilians. As ambulances and rescue teams arrived at the scene the SAA continued to shell the area causing more injuries.