- The Syrian ambassador to Beirut said that voter registration at the embassy for the presidential elections has been on the rise since the beginning of May.
- Ahmad Toumeh, the head of the Syrian Interim Government, said that the international community does not want to resolve the situation in Syria and has instead adopted a policy of crisis management.
–“The international powers seek to arrange all the cards in the war-torn country before imposing solutions on the ground.”
- A leaked document showed that the Interior Ministry seized all licensed weapons in the northeast city of Hassakeh, and refused to renew licenses to carry or posses firearms.
–The action was taken to make up for a shortfall in the ministry’s weapons stock, and in order to take weapons from unreliable people so they could be distributed to more loyal ones.
- Mustafa Malhes, the director of the Aleppo Water and Sanitation Company, said that water is gradually being turned back on in neighborhoods of Aleppo and would be fully restored by the end of the day.
- A car bomb in al-Arin, near Damascus, killed 4 people.
–SANA said the blast was close to a “schools compound.”
–Shaam News Network said the bomb was targeting a housing area of the Republican Guards.
- The US placed sanctions on two individuals, known as al-Juhni and al-Qaduli, who are suspected of supporting al-Qaeda in Syria by arranging payments and meetings, and providing intelligence.
- The Al Shouwet tribe in Deir Ez Zor announced their pledge to fight the ISIL.
- Soqour al-Sham blew up the HQ in the Wadi al-Daif camp by tunneling underneath it. The camp is the government’s biggest in Idlib.
- The FSA said they took 11 ammunition centers in Hama and killed 30 government soldiers.
- The ISIL blew up shrines and tombs of idolatry after taking the northern Deir Ez Zor city area of Hatleh.
- The Syrian Military Council took over an ISIL base in Hasakah province near the village of Muhammad Diab.
- The ISIL is looking for all prisoners that were released from the Ar Raqqah prison when the city was first captured by rebels.