Syria: In Hama, various international news agencies have reported that clashes are taking place between citizens and soldiers. The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, said over 100 families have fled Hama in fear of a military operation after the deaths of 23 people in the city yesterday. Last night, demonstrations took place in Idlib, Rif Dimashq's Harasta, Deir el-Zour in the Qadam, and the al-Qaboun neighborhoods of Damascus, in addition to some areas of Hama. In response to the opposition's account of the events in Hama, official sources say calm has been restored to the city.
Egypt: Protestors attacked the Suez Security Directorate after the Suez Criminal Court's decision to release seven officers charged with killing protestors in the January 25 revolution. Eyewitnesses said the protestors threw stones at the government building and armed forces intervened to restore order. The criminal court rejected the attorney general's appeal against releasing seven of the 14 officers being charged, and postponed their trials until September 14.
Libya: Revolutionaries have taken control of the town of al-Gawalish, located about 100 kilometers southwest of the Libyan capital Tripoli, after a six-hour long battle. After gaining control of Gawalish, the revolutionaries were able to advance northwest toward their destination, Tripoli. In northern Libya, the opposition fighters advanced west from Misurata toward Zliten, which is controlled by Muammar Gaddafi's forces.. In revolutionaries' capital Benghazi, a "Million Man March" was organized in support of regions described by the revolutionaries as "un-liberated." Meanwhile, thousands of Gaddafi supporters rallied in Tripoli several days ago.