* Several shells land on al-Fayha area; two behind the Russian embassy, one on al-Adawi Bridge, before the checkpoint of the Russian embassy and one behind the fence of al-Fayha stadium in front of the Political Security branch.
* Clashes between regime forces and the FSA at the Military Police checkpoint in Tishreen neighborhood result in the deaths of regime soldiers and members of shabiha.
* The FSA resists regime attempt to invade Barzeh from al-Hanbali area. The district’s farms have been heavily bombed.
* Regime forces renew mortar bombardment on the industrial area in al-Qaboon.
* The Air Force carries out four airstrikes on the city of Zabadani. Army checkpoints around the city bomb it at the same time. No casualties have been reported.
* Heavy bombardment on the farms of the town of Rankous.
* Heavy artillery bombardment on Hajirat al-Balad.
* Heavy artillery and mortar bombardment on the city of Zamalka and Eastern Ghouta cities since the morning. The bombing came from the mountain of “al-Assad Suburb” and the tanks based on the Southern Highway.
* Heavy bombardment from al-Nour checkpoint on Melayha’s THAMICO building.
* Heavy artillery bombardment on the farms of Khan a-Shieh, from checkpoint 68.
* Heavy artillery bombardment on the cities of Darayya and Moadamiyah.
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.