* Regime forces try to break through al-Qabon neighborhood from multiple sides.
* Regime forces conduct arrest raids in al-Gawas and al-Mansour areas in Midan.
* Continuous clashes between regime forces and FSA around Barzeh, while it remains under violent bombardment.
* FSA takes control of Bait Sahim orchards in Outer-Damascus after fierce clashes.
* Bombardment targets Zamalka.
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.