Rebels seize Syria’s largest dam, taking control of water and electricity to parts of country
The rebels had already seized two other dams on the Euphrates River. But the latest conquest, the al-Furat dam in northeastern Raqqa province, was a major coup for the opposition.
It handed them control over water and electricity supplies for both government-held areas and large swathes of land the opposition has captured over the past 22 months of fighting.
Resistance fighters liberated a military complex in Jobar – Damascus
Iran and Hezbollah build militia networks in Syria in event that Assad falls, officials say
A senior Obama administration official cited Iranian claims that Tehran was backing as many as 50,000 militiamen in Syria.
“It’s a big operation,” the official said.
“The immediate intention seems to be to support the Syrian regime.
But it’s important for Iran to have a force in Syria that is reliable and can be counted on.”
Turkish media now reporting 12 killed in border blast, including 5 Turks.
Syria rebels seize dam, blast on Turkish border
Syria Rebels advance around Damascus to town of Adra
Rebels stormed Republican Guard housing
Assad’s chemical weapons in Douma – NE Suburb of Damascus
Another Assad massacre in Rif Damascus… Note bodies inside house are civilians with tied hands
Assad statue being burned in town of Tabqa.
Strikes on Syria arms transfers may continue, analysts say
Amos Yadlin tells Washington Post that Israel will consider acting again if it sees weapons moving from Assad to Hezbollah