Fresh violence hit Damascus

Two FSA fighters injured during clashes with pro-Assad forces in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus suburb. File photo

ARA News

Damascus, Syria – Clashes broke out on Sunday between the pro-regime military forces and fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the town of Maliha, east of Damascus.

Ahmad Sabbagh, civil rights activist based in the city of Damascus, told ARA News that the clashes took place on the outskirts of the Air Defence Administration in the town, as well as near Damascus International Airport road and the Air Force Intelligence branch between the town and the city of Jaramana.

“The clahses coincided with the aerial bombardment by pro-Assad warplanes with rockets on Maliha town,” Sabbagh reported.

“The pro-Assad warplanes bombarded Zebdin and Jisrin towns with rockets in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, killing two civilians and wounding several others, who were transferred to nearby field hospitals,” Sabbagh said.

Talking to ARA News, civil activist Mazen Ibrahim from Damascus said: “The pro-regime helicopters targeted the refugee camp of Khan al-Sheeh with explosive barrels in the western countryside of Damascus. A similar strike hit the city of Duma in Eastern Ghouta, without recording casualties.”

Meanwhile, Jobar neighbourhood in central Damascus was exposed to bombardment by pro-Assad military forces with heavy artillery from their headquarters in Qasiun Mount and Vehicle Administration Branch in Harasta, coinciding with clashes between the pro-regime forces and FSA rebels on the outskirts of the neighbourhood near the Southern Highway and al-Kabbas area.


Reporting by: Jawad al-Ali

Source: ARA News

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