Syrian Revolution News Round- up / Day 581 : Hezbollah transfers the “Resistance Front” to Syria
Activists said that the Lebanese Hezbollah is transferring rocket launchers and heavy weaponry from the south of Lebanon along the border with Israel, to the east along the border with the Syrian province of Homs, where sources say they intend to support Assad’s forces after failing to enter any of the rebels’ strongholds.
The rebel Free Syrian Army said that its fighting units downed a fighter jet and a helicopter gunship in the city of Aleppo as well as a helicopter gunship near the Hamadan military airport in the Deir Azzour suburb of Boukamal. At least 46 army soldiers and 20 rebel fighters were killed as they fought on several fronts in Aleppo, Deir Azzour, Hasaka, Idlib, Damascus, Daraa and Quanitera. The rebels also managed to destroy and capture a number of military tanks and armoured vehicles.
On the other hand, activists said that regime forces kidnapped more than 42 civilians as they were on their way back home in the Damascus suburb of Moadamiya. They were taken to unknown destination.
Regime forces killed at least 35 civilians in Damascus and its suburbs, including 12 civilians in the provincial town of Douma as they invaded it amid fierce and indiscriminate shelling by tanks, heavy artillery, mortar shells and rocket launchers. Similar attacks left at least seven people dead in the provincial town of Harasta and four more in the town of Daraya. A number of people were also killed in the towns of Kanaker, Qatana, Haran Awamid and Zamalka.They also killed 21 civilians as they shelled the neighbourhoods of Shaar, Maadi and Karm Jabal in the city of Aleppo as well as its provincial towns of Menbej, Tal Refaat, Hraytan, al-Bab, Nerab and Abzimo. They also killed 12 civilians as they unleashed fierce aerial attacks on the neighbourhoods of Jbaila, Mowathafin, Arfi, Hamidiya and Ardi in the city of Deir Azzour as well as in the provincial towns of Boukamal, Shahil, Mayadin and Baqros. Similarly, eight people were killed and dozens more were injured when a fighter jet shelled a bakery in the village of Jibala in the sbuburb of Idlib.Regime forces pounded the East Ghouta district of Damascus province using heavy artillery, mortar shells, military tanks and air force, leaving dozens of people injured and dozens of houses destroyed. They resumed their massive military operations amid suffocating siege and indiscriminate attacks on residential areas in Idlib, Homs, Daraa, Hama, Latakia and Raqa, leaving scores of civilians dead and many more wounded while destroying dozens of houses, thus prompting a mass exodus.