The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces control the Artillery Battalion and attempt to besiege Deir al-Asafir, and 18 fighters killed in clashes at Jrood al-Qalamoun

Rif Dimashq Province:
The regime forces shelled areas in the town of Zebdeen and Bala area in the Eastern Ghouta, amid continued clashes between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the Islamic factions in Bala area, while the regime forces advanced and took control over the Artillery Battalion in the area, the regime forces are working to complete the besiege on Deir al-Asafir area which is the home of about 2700 families, the regime forces also renewed the shelling on areas in the orchards around the town of al-Kesweh in in the west of Rif Dimashq, while a person died affected by injury from a sniper fire in the town of Msraba in the Eastern Ghouta earlier, also clashes took place between the “Islamic state” against Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Levant) in the western Qalamoun, which killed at least 10 fighters of from al-Nusra and at least 8 members from the organization, in addition to information about casualties in the ranks of both parties.