Syrian helicopter gunships reportedly bombard a strategic town in northern Syria overnight and tanks move close to Aleppo.
More than 72 are killed in clashes between Al-Nusra Front and Syrian government forces in Khan Tuman south of Aleppo, Syria. [http:--www.i24news.tv-en-news-international-middle-east-112298-160506-more-than-70-dead-as-syria-army-battles-jihadists-south-of-aleppo-monitor (i24 News)] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20160507124914-http:--www.voanews.com-content-jihadists-retake-syrian-village-near-aleppo-3318092.html (VOA News)] Aleppo offensive (May 2016)
The Syrian government states that it has repelled a major attack on an air base near Aleppo; 341 detainees are released across the country. Rebels claim the capture of an airforce building in Deir ez-Zor.
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