At least 70 martyrs were reported today, mostly in Damascus, Daraa, Hama and Aleppo. This is the first time in months that we can remember the daily recorded death toll being less than 100 (excluding casualties among Assad’s forces which we do not know). The opposition National Coordination Body met in Damascus, those members that hadn’t already been arrested. Russian and Iranian diplomats were also present. They agreed to overthrow the regime peacefully and called for a ceasefire because of course that idea hasn’t been tried yet. Meanwhile, Turkey has been sending military reinforcments and evacuating residents from the border close to the town of Tal Abayad in Raqqah province, because of the shelling by Assad’s forces. See the map for more info.