Israeli air raids damage T-4 military airport in central province, several missiles downed, regime media reports citing a military source.
A pilot who ejected from the plane was captured, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights after militants shoot down a regime warplane in Idlib province.
The capture of Habeet opens up an approach to southern regions of Idlib, which is home to some three million people, many of them displaced by fighting in other parts of the country.
Syrian regime media said that Israeli warplanes attacked a military outpost in the Queneitra province. Israel said it was responding to anti-aircraft fire from Syria against one of its planes.
"Our air defence systems intercepted luminous objects coming from the occupied territories (Israel) and downed several of them," SANA news agency says quoting a regime military source.
Regime media report air defence confronted "enemy targets" above the capital and downed most of the missiles before landing. But, a war monitor says the air raid targeted arms depots for Lebanon's Hezbollah group and Iranian forces.
The decree, published by regime media, gives deserters - both within Syria and those outside the country - several months to report for duty without facing punishment. But there is fear the returnees would be tortured.
The regime forces have pressed ahead with their offensive despite threats by Daesh to kill civilians it recently captured in the nearby province of Sweida.
After securing Damascus in May, regime leader Bashar al Assad is determined to oust rebels from a key southern region bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
At least 45 civilians, including four children killed in rebel-enclave near Damascus on Wednesday by regime air strikes, bringing the death toll in more than two weeks of bombing to 850 civilians.
Bashar al Assad's forces declare victory in Deir Ezzor, the last major city in the eastern desert held by Daesh, while Iraqi forces wrest control of the nearby Al Qaim border crossing from the militant group.
Regime forces backed by Shia militants have killed a large number of Daesh militants and are de-mining the city in eastern Deir Ezzor province, regime media says.
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