Amateur video uploaded on Monday and Tuesday reportedly shows fierce fighting in Damascus and shelling in Idlib. Opposition activists said government forces were pushing back rebels there. On Tuesday, three mortars hit a government-held district of Dablan, in Homs before dawn.
Meanwhile, Syria’s state media said Syrian government troops regained full control of the strategic Khaldiyeh district of Homs. The news came a month after Syrian troops launched an offensive there, as part of a drive to secure an axis linking Damascus to the Mediterranean.