* FSA Chief of Staff Salim Idris inspects troops in rural Latakia as pro-government Al-Mayadin News claims gains against Jabhat a-Nusra  in several coastal villages.

* Shahed News reports continued government operations against Qabon and Yarmouk Camp south of Damascus while FSA targets 7th Division in Western Ghouta, seizes heavy weapons and reportedly kills scores of Assad’s soldiers.

* Opposition figure Lama al-Attasi claims state intelligence operatives behind murder of Jesuit mediator Father Paolo Dall'Oglio in A-Raqqa province.