At least 87 people were killed in several cities of Syria in operations staged by forces loyal to the Syrian regime, activists said.
Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), a London-based group that tracks civilian and dissident casualties, said that Assad forces killed 31 people in Aleppo, 14 in Damascus, 14 in Idlib, 10 in Dera'a, 11 in Homs, 4 in Hama and 2 in Deir al-Zor and 1 in Latakiyah in air and land offensives.
Meanwhile, Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) said the Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces shot down a warcraft in Salma region of Latakiyah, adding that the pilot jumped off the plane before the plane fell down and was taken hostage by the armed opposition forces.
SRGC also reported fierce clashes in East Gouta region of Damascus between Hezbollah militia fighting on the side of Assad forces, and armed opposition forces, in which opposition fighters made major gains against Assad forces, with bombings on Douma and Haresta regions.
Referring to the offensives by the opposition forces on air intelligence bases in Abasiyyun region of Damascus, SRGC stated that Daraa'a, Yermouk Tadamun and Mudamiyah was hit by air cannons and missiles while a Scud missile was fired from Kalamun region to the north of the country.
Furthermore, SRGC also said regime forces stroke the suburbs of Douma, Zemelka, Muheila, Tadamun, Mudamiyah and Yermouk regions of Damascus with air cannons and missiles.
FSA forces were reported to have seize control in the Duwairat village of Shuyouh district of Aleppo, taking 4 hostages from PKK terrorist organization.
A warcraft of the regime forces was also hit by a barrel bomb.
Maher Mahmoud, press agent for the Islam Brigade in Damascus, mentioned fierce clashes between Assad regime forces and the Islam Brigade in which the Brigade repelled the regime forces.
He said the Brigade destroyed 3 armoured vehicles and warding off several regime soldiers while they took control of the Al Huwaika region of Deir az-Zor.
The opposition Brigade also shot down a warcraft in East Gouta region of Damascus, added Mahmoud.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 19 Ağustos 2013, 11:07