- John Ging, the director of operations at the Un’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that more than 9 million Syrians have been displaced, with 6.3 million Syrians displaced inside the country and 2.7 million living as refugees in neighboring countries.
–Syria’s pre-war population was 22 million.
–He also said that only about 25% of the money needed to help refugees has been collected and that 3.5 million people are not even receiving aid because of fighting conditions.
–50% of the hospitals within Syria are out of service, and 70% are damaged.
- Shaam News Network, a pro-opposition news agency, reported 10 air raids had occurred in 40 minutes in Mleha as the government tries to recover from it’s defeat in the town earlier this week.
- More than 100,000 people have fled the province of Deir Ez Zor due to the fighting between the ISIL and rival Islamist groups that has killed 230 fighters in the last 10 days.
–146 of the dead have been from Jahbat al-Nusra and other Islamist brigades, and the number includes captured rebels that were executed by the ISIL.
–The ISIL reached government-held positions in Deir Ez Zor City and attacked them, killing several soldiers.
- The YPG, Liwa Thuwar, Jabhat Thuwar, and Liwa al-Jihad coordinated attacks against the ISIL in ar Raqqah province, likely in response to the struggling rebel-situation against the ISIL in Deir Ez Zor, and captured 9 towns.
–Video of LiwaThuwar fighting the ISIL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o7UEZvJyos&feature=you
- Conflicting reports of the water shortage in Aleppo were made, but it appears that it is due to a rebel-group cutting off the water pumps to the city in an attempt to stop it reaching government-held areas. There was not a way to do that without affecting the rebel-held areas as well.
- 11 children and 2 women were killed by airstrikes on Aleppo’s southern countryside in the village of Om Al Amed.
Video of the explosion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_ia_3a9cAk&feature=youtube_gdata_player