Swarms of Syrian militants are surrendering to the government troops around Damascus, local media reports. Over the last 72 hours regular army units delivered powerful blows on the militants in several places to the south-east of Damascus and put them to flight.
Meanwhile, the media report with reference to the Syrian opposition that a bakery was destroyed in the Hama province as a result of an air raid. From 100 to 200 people were killed.
Special envoy of the UN and the League of Arab States Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Damascus on Sunday. He will have talks with President Bashar al-Assad on Monday.