On Sunday, a Martyrdom car bomb killed at least 8 members of the Assad's security forces and injured 15 other Alawite thugs from among the Russian puppets, the first such attack in a region which has largely kept out of the conflict. The blast was followed by heavy gunfire. The Alawite presumably pulled out of Kurdish regions in northeastern Syria, including Qamishli, several months ago, and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) has no presence in the city, although some Mujahideen fighters are based there.
The Qamishli blast came as intense fighting swept Syria's second city Aleppo after a night of Alawitte regime heavy shelling that destroyed houses and killed at least three people, including two civilians Aleppo has been gripped by fighting on an unprecedented scale since Thursday.
Meanwhile, Russia backed Assad's gangs shelled the eastern suburbs of Damascus and clashed with Free Syrian Army on Monday.
Heavy gunfire was heard from about 6:00am local time (03:00 GMT). The capital was shaken by several loud blasts, possibly artillery fire, two hours later. Every one of them felt like an earthquake. Alawite gangs were targeting liberated rural areas around the Zamalka and Ain Terma suburbs on the eastern fringes of Damascus.
Monday's Alawite offensive came after the gangs of bloody dictator Assad suffered heavy losses in the area on Sunday, when several military checkpoints came under attack.
An Alawite attack in Salqin, a town in Idlib province near the northern border with Turkey, killed at least 12 people, including several children. Footage posted online show several mutilated bodies in a pickup truck, as a man shouts that his son was killed.