A car bomb detonates in the Syrian city of Qamishli, killing three and injuring nine. The Islamic State claims responsibility for the attack.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports a large explosion near Damascus International Airport followed by a fire. The Syrian government says Israel struck the military site with several missiles. Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz states that the strike "corresponds completely with Israel's policy".
The Turkish military is reportedly preparing for an imminent invasion of northern Syria following a National Security Council meeting. The aim is to establish a buffer zone for refugees and drive back Islamic State militants. The Kurdish militia group YPG have said they will oppose any Turkish intervention in Syria. Turkey has for decades fought against Kurdish separatist movements such as the PKK
A United States government source reveals that Barack Obama signed a secret order in early 2012 permitting the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide the rebels in Syria with support in order to overthrow the al-Assad regime.
The Lebanese army in Wadi Khaled is placed on alert after rockets from Syria kill two people in its territory. [http:--www.nowlebanon.com-NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=416837 (Now Lebanon)]date=August 2019 [http:--www.nna-leb.gov.lb-newsDetailE.aspx?id=421496 (Lebanese News Agency)]date=August 2019