Damascus countryside: Clashes continued in al-Marj where eastern Ghouta battalions foiled regime’s struggle to storm the area from the direction of Deir Salman and al-Nouleh. Meanwhile, Russian warplanes supported regime forces and targeted residential areas to pressurize al-Ghouta battalions. Additionally, the battalions were able to regain the points they lost for the regime during the past two days in Deir al-Asafeer following clashes that left thirty regime soldiers killed. In the meantime, seven civilians were killed following regime airstrikes on Douma city.
Al-Quneitra: Al-Izz Brigade of the FSA announced the death of its military commander Abdu Uweti during battles against regime forces and Hezbollah militias in the Fourth Company to the north of al-Quneitra. Meanwhile, regime forces, with the support of Shabiha and Hezbollah militias, regained control of Taranja Company after violent clashes with FSA battalions. Regime forces targeted FSA locations in the Company with heavy shelling forcing the FSA to withdraw from the area.
Homs Northern Countryside Operations Room destroyed a regime tank at al-Jawalek and al-Daar al-Kabira fronts, and a BMP at Sneseel front amid clashes in the area. The Operations Room also announced targeting a regime helicopters over Teir Ma’leh forcing it to land in al-Najmeh village. In addition, it targeted Shabiha locations in Kirad al-Dasiniyah village, Khirbet al-Soudah, Maryameen and Qirmis using mortars and missiles.
FSA battalions –including al-Naser Army, al-Wusta Division and al-Izza Gathering- gained control of Ma’arkabeh and Lahaya areas in the northern countryside following clashes with regime forces; dozens of regime soldiers were reportedly killed. The battalions also bombarded regime and Shabiha premises in Mourek city, and at Tal Uthman and al-Mugheer checkpoints using heavy artillery and Jahannam launchers. In the meantime, three FSA battalions (Suqour al-Ghab Gathering, al-Inqaz Front and Regiment 111) announced joining their forces and forming al-Naser Army. All factions used to work together in an Operations Room carrying the same name. The Army operates in the western and northern countryside of Hama, and is formed of approximately 5,000 fighters. It also owns dozens of vehicles and anti-armour missiles such as Fagot and TOW missiles. Six civilians were killed following Russian airstrikes on al-Lataminah city.
The FSA destroys a regime tank and a 23 mm gun on Mount Doureen, in addition to a military vehicle in Ain al-Jouzeh using TOW anti-armour missiles. Meanwhile, clashes broke out in Selma resort and Mount al-Akrad.
Idlib: Two people were killed and several others were injured in Kafer Uweid town of Mount Azzawiah following regime missile shelling coming for Doureen camp. Additionally, regime helicopters dropped several barrel bombs on al-Taman’a town in the southern countryside leaving no injuries.
Aleppo: The city The First Regiment of the FSA destroyed a regime T-62 tank using TOW missiles in Asheikh Saed amid clashes in the city. Southern countryside FSA fighters regained control of the villages of Al-Hameriyeh and al-Qarasi following clashes with regime forces. Meanwhile, clashes broke out at al-Sabiqiyeh front. In addition, activists called on all factions to support the FSA in Aleppo southern countryside against regime forces backed by Russian air cover. Northern countryside Al-Shamia front in collaborations with other factions foiled ISIS’s infiltration attempt into Sandaf area. A landmine blew up killing and inuring a number of ISIS’s infiltrating militants.
Deir Ezzour: A group of gunmen assassinated ISIS’s security member Mustafa al-Haddawi, known as Abu Muhammed al-Ansari, in Deir Ezzour city. Al-Haddawi was a commander in al-Ansar Battalions, then he left them to work with Al-Fatihoun Group before finally joining ISIS a few days before it toke over Deir Ezzour city. Meanwhile, ISIS held a meeting for Internet cafes’ owners in al-Bukamal city warning them of violating ISIS rules regarding not enabling Wi-Fi networks, and registring the names of Internet users visiting the cafes, in addition to allocating a separate room for female users. In addition, ISIS targeted the regime-controlled neighborhood of al-Jourah which is besieged by ISIS with mortars, making regime forces answer back with shelling targeting ISIS-controlled areas with heavy artillery.