In Aleppo, freedom fighters head towards the city's ancient center under intense bombardment and strafing from Russian-made fighter jets. There has been heavy bombardment in different neighborhoods in Aleppo: in Shaar, in Bab al-Nayrab and al-Sakhour. Russian-made fighter jets bombed heavily in these neighborhoods. The Free Syrian Army liberated different sections in Old Aleppo on Saturday.
In Damascus, freedom fighters stepped up guerrilla-like forays in central districts that were once firmly in the pro-Russian regime's hands. They are increasingly using a tactic of quick-hit attacks to frustrate Alawite security forces, keep the capital unstable and drain the Assad regime. The fighters were in control of the city's old district.
In other areas of Damascus, Alawite regime forces raided the district of Qaboon on Sunday, arresting several civilians. One of the detainees is a 12-year-old boy.
After clashes with the liberation army in Rokn Eddin on Saturday, the Alawite military set up new checkpoints in the neighborhood of Damascus and in several other parts of the capital.
Elsewhere in the province of Damascus, clashes broke out in Kfar Batna as Assad regime forces shelled that village. The Alawite army also shelled Harasta, in the same province.
At Rastan in the central province of Homs, Assad regime forces pounded freedom fighters' positions. The Alawite army dropped more than 60 shells on Rastan, at a rate of four to five shells a minute.