Given that one can expect that there will happen a lot of things, it seems worth to start a thread about this. Today not much has happened, Banes, a small village SW of Aleppo, has been captured by the syrian army (SAA), but this village has already been taken and retaken during the last time, so that does not mean much. It is important, because it is quite close to the M5 highway Homs-Aleppo which is claimed to play an important role for the rebels. Yesterday, nearby even 5 villages have been captured by the SAA, and two hilltops in Latakia. What is more important for the Syrians is that now their highway Nr. 1 from Latakia to the Turkish border has been reopened - it seems, it is no longer endangered by the terrorists. It was closed over a long time.