• Rebels retook Tower 45, 24 hours after government forces had retaken it from them.

  • In Idlib province in northern Syria, rebels took the town of Babolin.

–This is part of a push to cut the main road between Damascus and Aleppo.


  • The U.S announced that it would give military aid to rebels, including small arms and training.

  • The Syrian government delivered it’s first chemical weapons shipment in two weeks for export and destruction.

  • Fighting continued in the Damascus suburbs, particularly in Jobar and Mleha.

–Rebels are reportedly bringing in reinforcements from other areas around Damascus that have been observing local ceasefires since January.

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