Two explosions were heard today in al-Zahra neighborhood, central Homs. The first explosion was carried out by a man wearing a military uniform inside a vehicle. The man cursed the governor of Homs and screamed thus attracting a crowd of soldiers and onlookers then he detonated the bomb inside his vehicle, an explosion which in turn attracted many citizens to the area. The second explosion, a suicide bomber with an explosive vest, carried out his attack amidst the crowd. 29 casualties reported including 15 SAA soldiers, one of them a police colonel.
Aftermath of the two suicide bomb attacks in al-Zahra, Homs. Video Courtesy of @Hamosh84.
A mother and two of her children were killed by SAA shelling on al-Ghantu, a village 10 km north of Homs.
Clashes break out between SAA and IS forces in Sadad, southern Homs Governorate. Reports of casualties on both sides.
A massive explosion was heard today in an Ahrar ash-Sham held location inside Sukkari neighborhood, southwestern Aleppo. The explosion was caused by a suicide fuel truck bomb. 3 building were destroyed by this explosion and 23 were killed including 19 Ahrar ash-Sham fighters, 4 of which were commanders in the islamist opposition faction. The number of casualties is expected to rise.Read More »
After accusations of betrayal between two opposition factions, Jaysh al-Yarmouk and al-Muthna al-Islamia movement, clashes broke out between the two sides in Nassib, a village just 11 km southeast of Daraa. 3 Jaysh al-Yarmouk casualties reported in addition to more casualties on both sides. Jordanian artillery fire hit al-Muthna positions, no casualties reported.
A motorcycle VBIED was detonated today in the center of Qamishli. 3 casualties reported and another 8 wounded.Read More »
33 killed by airstrikes of unknown origin (SAA/RuAF) on Khsham, a village 13 km southeast of Deir ez-Zor. A higher level of intensity can be witnessed in the airstrikes that have been targeting areas under IS control ever since the attack on Deir ez-Zor.
IS shelling of SAA-controlled al-Jorah neighborhood, northern Deir ez-Zor, caused the death of 3 individuals.
Airstrikes conducted by fighter jets of yet unknown origin on several locations inside the city of Raqqah, the IS-stronghold in Syria, caused the death of 32 individuals. The number of casualties is expected to rise due to the severity of the injuries caused.
12 killed by airstrikes on Madan, an IS stronghold in eastern Raqqah Governorate. These airstrikes were apparently conducted by SyAF or RuAF fighter jets.
Approximately 4000 citizens returned today to al-Kadam neighborhood, southern Damascus, as part of a ceasefire agreement signed in August 2014 between SAA and FSA officials. In addition, today a large number of IS members and their families are expected to be transported from areas in southern Damascus to Raqqah and other locations under IS control. Reportedly, 3620 IS members and their families are part of this deal.Read More »
The numbers of casualties caused by the large-scale offensive of the IS fighters on Deir ez-Zor has reached 120 SAA and NDF fighters, 70 IS fighters – 28 of which carried out suicide attacks with either a VBIED or a suicide belt, and 85 government-loyal citizens from al-Baghiliyah. Clashes continue in the area in a less intense manner.
4 NDF fighters that were killed in the Deir ez-Zor fighting were hanged on walls in the village of al-Boleel, 26 km southeast of Deir ez-Zor. Apparently in response, heavy SyAF airstrikes hit the village and cause the death of 12 individuals.