* Heavy security deployment in Barzeh Residences near al-Mujtahed drug store and a temporary checkpoint is set-up. Information relayed about random arrests of passengers of private vehicle. Our reporter in Roken a-Deen says three security Jeeps head to Asad a-Deen Street, and other vehicles deployed to the main street along with 24 security buses near the police station.
* MiG jets bomb the towns of Zamalka and Irbin in Outer Damascus as citizens were leaving mosques. Some were killed or injured in heavy bombardment on the town of Hamorieh during the Friday prayer.
* Injuries in the city of Zabadani due to heavy bombardment with tens of tanks shells from the eastern mountain.
The mid-day news update is provided by Shahed News, a network of vetted Syrian citizen journalists providing independent, accurate and reliable news from Damascus and its suburbs.