Local Coordination Committees in Syria: By the end of Thursday the LCC managed to document 130 martyrs (including 11 children and 5 women), 59 martyrs were reported in Damascus and its Suburbs, 21 martyrs in Aleppo, 17 martyrs in Homs, 10 martyrs in Idlib, 8 martyrs in Daraa, 5 martyrs in Raqqa, 5 martyrs in Hama, 3 martyrs in Deir Ezzor and 2 martyrs in Lattakia
The LCC documented 206 shelled points, 146 points were shelled by artillery, 46 points by mortars and 23 points by missiles
Also 21 points in Syria were targeted by the regime Warplane by throwing 6 explosive barrels in 6 points and Thermobaric Bombs in 4 points
The FSA had clashes with the regime forces in 84 points, and they shot down a MiG Warplane in Bokamal, they also liberated the Agriculture Bank and the Military Security in Bokamal, the FSA announced a full liberation of Bokamal City.
EA Worldview adds: The city (map) is Syria’s gate to Iraq, and any supplies and reinforcements that come with it. Furthermore, the FSA is using Al Bukamal to eat away at the regime’s control in Deir Ez Zor. Though the Assad regime has pockets of stiff resistance, for the most part its control of the entire eastern province of Deir Ez Zor has been slipping for months.
With Ma’arrat al Nouman in Idlib (map) still under FSA control, and Assad’s supply routes to Idlib and Aleppo cut, the FSA is strangling Assad’s military, and Assad may not have enough firepower to spare in order to retake Al Bukamal, if the city has indeed fallen.
But the FSA’s struggle to take Deir Ez Zor has been painstakingly slow, if steady. It will likely be a long time before they convert victories here into control of eastern Syria.