5:35pm – live gun battles ongoing
1:54pm - RT @yaminm7: Unconfirmed: heard from a trusted source that #assad got burned and wounded in the attack in #Damascus.
1:46pm - BREAKING: information from within the inner circle that Bashar al Assad is infact wounded and has been transferred to #Lattakia.
1:41pm – Livestream in Damascus http://www.youtube.com/user/aljazeeramubasher?feature=results_main
BREAKING: VERY IMPORTANT: RT: THE PRESIDENTIAL PLANE HAS LEFT THE MEZZEH AIRPORT IN DAMASCUS AND IS HEADED TOWARDS LATTAKIA
1:35pm - Libya Tripoli Brigade confirm members of Mahdi Haraty's Umma Birgade are fighting in Damascus
1:30pm – I just want to re-post a link i had found earlier of dozens of LIVE feeds from Syria. Great source. http://www.laceldabierta.com/livestreams/Livestream.html
1:22pm - Free Syrian Army is only a kilometre away from Bashar Assad's palace http://www.youtube.com/user/aljazeeraenglish?feature=results_main
1:19pm - @Ugariti_Homsi(2) Also, the regime is distributing special masks and anti-dotes for chemical weapons among the presidential guards.
@fsa_hq_syria#Syria Urgent Retweet getting intl that Assad Regime haning out 1000s of Gas masks to Elite units and Security forces in #Damascus #ChemicalExpand
1:15pm – Israeli PM blames Iran forBulgarian bus bombing. “All the signs point to Iran. Just in the last few months, we saw Iran attempting to hurt Israelis in Thailand, India, Georgia, Kenya, Cyprus and other countries. Exactly 18 years after the infernal terror attack in the Jewish community center in Argentina, the murderous terror of the Iranians continues to hurt innocent people. This is a terrorist Iranian aggression revealing itself all over the world. Israel will respond forcefully to the Iranian terror.” This is bad news..
1:13pm - @UNOH MY GOD! FSA are confirming that #Syria'n regime forces have been given GAS MASKS. Regime is going to do something. #DamascusBattle
1:08pm - Nahre Esha neighbourhood of Damascus
12:41pm - Syria. The death toll has been raised to 77, according to the LCC:
In Daraa (Daeel, Zayzon, Tafas, Daraa Sad and Om Mayathen), there were 15 martyrs, 11 in Damascus Suburbs (Tal, Hama, Jisreen, Zamalka, Madaya, Maleha and Zabadani), 17 in different neighborhoods of Damascus city, 6 in Deir Ezzor, 8 in Homs, 6 in Hama, 8 in Idlib, 2 in Lattakia, 2 in Aleppo Suburbs and 2 in Swaida.
As we wrote about earlier, most of those killed were not in Damascus.
However, things inside Damascus are heating up, and the fighting appears as though it will rage well into the night. In the newest development, the LCC reports an intensification in Zamalka (map), where a battle between insurgents and the military has erupted. The area is reportedly being heavily shelled from artillery and helicopters.
With battles raging in the southwest, in places like Nahre Eshe, and in the south in Midan, Al Asali, and Hajar al Aswad, fighting in the northwest in places like Jobar and Qadoun, and now fighting in Zamalka, the capital is encircled in conflict on 3 sides (http://www.enduringamerica.com/home/2012/7/18/syria-and-beyond-live-coverage-un-talks-damascus-fights.html#1343)
12:30pm - BREAKING; SYRIA; confirmed 58+ soldiers have defected in Homs, in the village of Deir Balba
12:27pm – Breaking news seems to be slowing out of Syria for now. That doesnt mean however that the fighting has stopped or events arent rapidly unfolding there right now. The battles, the shelling continues in Damascus. The death toll in the Israeli-Bulgaria bus bombing has risen to 7 now also. Will Israel use this as a pretext to get involved? Who will claim it? We shall see…
12:01pm - According to Bulgarian press Sega.bg, and confirmed by other wire sources, a bus with 40 Israeli tourists was "blown up" at 5:30 pm local time at the local airport of the seaside town of Bourgas..
..Furthermore, according to the airport's website, an Air Via flight from Tel Aviv landed at 4:50 pm local time. The shock wave was so large it also exploded two neighboringing buses located in the arrival area of the airport..
URGENT: Qabboun threatened to be hit with Chemical Weapons on the area from planes. We hold the International Community responsible.
Arabiya – Activists have reported that 50 members of the Air Defense Forces have defected in Kafr Bital.
URGENT: REPORTS OF AIRCRAFT LAUNCHING ROCKETS IN THE SKIES OF ADAWI ONTO SEVERAL AREAS INCLUDING JOBAR.
Raqqa: Several officers from the 17th Division defected in the city. [via LCC]
11:48am - Nasrallah to speak at 17:30 GMT (hezbollah chief)
BREAKING: OVER 120 TANKS HAVE DEFECTED FROM THE REPUBLICAN GUARD! (NOT CONFIRMED)
1st brigade tanks on daraa highway, heading to damascus
11:37am - Several Israelis killed in terror attack on tour bus in Bulgaria (Haaretz) (Three dead, over 20 injured in Bulgaria airport bus blast: ministry)
11:34am - Shabiha attack Daf al showk and Zhoor district & sunni policemen are defending people w/ their weapons & machineguns
#Syria Christian Town Hit by 'Free Syrian Army' Suicide Bombing- WHERE ARE NOW ALL THE FANATIC CHRISTIANS? WHERE?
11:29am – A collection of Livestreams from Syria http://www.laceldabierta.com/livestreams/Livestream.html
11:28 – Video of the defection of two fighter planes to Jordan
@uranosplanet Confirmed: Assad is safe and he was moved to a different unknown safe place. #Syria #Assad Confirmed: Russia is preparing a plane to move Assad to Russia along with 200 people, to grant the a political asylum. #Syria #Russia #Assad
Shabiha are attacking Palestinian refugee camps in Damascus.
11:20am - Alexander Page
@AlexanderPageS BREAKING: Mass defection from within military units deployed to #Hama north countryside #Syria. RT @Op_Syria: VIDEO: Burning tanks and devastation in Aleppo, #Syria | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gml1R_ba-LU&feature=youtu.be (via @fsa_hq_syria)
FSA convoy heading to Damascus