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The US confirmed that Iranian "pilgrims" captured by rebels included active duty members of Iran's Republican Guards. UN investigators concluded government forces were responsible for the massacre of civilians in Houla. Rebels claimed responsibility for a massive bomb blast in Damascus.
Syria's former prime minister, who defected 10 days ago, said the Assad regime was collapsing "morally, financially and militarily." As government forces concentrated on retaking Aleppo, rebels made gains in the eastern part of the country. Fighters from Libya joined the rebellion.
The US and Turkey discussed Syria, including a potential no-fly zone and the possibility of a Syrian chemical attack. The number of Syrian refugees surged to 150,000. Rebels renewed attacks in Damascus. Jordanian and Syrian forces clashed along the border.