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4 The Syrian army is making further gains in its fight against foreign-backed insurgents
Units of the armed forces have seized full control of the Jabal Maheen al-Kabir area in the eastern countryside of Homs. The army units have destroyed militant vehicles and large caches of weapons in the region. Government forces have also managed to restore security in the north-eastern city of Qamishli. Scores of militants have also been killed in the fighting near the city of Aleppo. Insurgents have called for a mass mobilization to stop government advances on Aleppo province.