At least 16 martyrs have fallen today. There is a renewed assault on areas around the city of Ma’ret al-Nu’man in Idlib province, using armoured vehicles and helicopters. Yet again Assad’s forces opened fire on crowds gathered around the UN observers, this time in Busayrah, Deir Ezzor province. Meanwhile, in a move that seems designed to further increase tensions in Lebanon, a group of Lebanese Shia pilgrims has been kidnapped in Aleppo province. The FSA has been accused but denies any involvement. See the map for more info.