Voters in Syria go to the polls for parliamentary elections as the death tolls from the uprising continues to increase.
In an interview for German TV, Syrian President Bashar Assad states that the US is trying to destabilise Syria by providing political protection for "gangs", and that Saudi Arabia and Qatar were arming "terrorists" in Syria.
83 people are killed, mostly civilians, in the violence across Syria. In a single incident, 30 people are killed while attending a funeral in the town of Zamalka, just east of Damascus. [http:--www.sacbee.com-2012-07-01-4602696-at-least-85-die-in-bombing-of.html ("Sacramento Bee")]date=August 2019