Fresh surge of violence hit Damascus

Damascus violence claimed more lives among civilians. File photo

ARA News

Damascus, Syria – At least 3 civilians were killed and two others wounded on Wednesday in al-Thawra areas, south of Damascus, amid artillery shelling by pro-Assad military forces.

The attack coincided with clashes between the pro-Assad forces and opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Jobar neighbourhood in the Syrian capital, local sources reported.

Meanwhile, the regime forces stationed in al-Mane’ Mount bombed Ain al-Beida village and al-Kiswa city south of Damascus with heavy artillery.

Ahmad Sabbagh, civil activist based in Damascus, told ARA News that the bombing claimed lives of 3 people from one family, a father and two children, while a woman with her child were injured in the bombing and transferred to a nearby field hospital.

In the meantime, activists reported that sporadic clashes took place between FSA fighters and the regime forces near the southern highway and Kabbas area in Damascus suburbs.

These developments coincided with a campaign of mass arrests carried out by the pro-regime forces in the city of Nabek in Qalamoon area north of the capital Damascus, included many of the shopkeepers in the city, local sources said.


Reporting by: Jawad al-Ali

Source: ARA News

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