Victims of toxic gas attack in Damascus. File photo
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Damascus, Syria – At least 7 Syrian regime soldiers were reported dead on Wednesday, due to artillery shelling on the strongholds belonging to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the town of Adra in the Damascus countryside, south of Syria, where the pro-Assad soldiers were held hostages.
Speaking to ARA News in Damascus, civil rights activist Ahmed Sabbagh said that the pro-regime forces targeted with toxic gases one of the FSA headquarters, killing 7 regime soldiers imprisoned by the FSA, in addition to injuring two FSA fighters.
Activists published online (YouTube) a video showing the casualties of the toxic gases.
This development came amid raising death toll among civilians due to the regime’s shelling the town of al-Miqelbiya in Damascus.
Meanwhile, clashes erupted between the pro-regime military forces and the FSA rebels in the vicinity of the town of al-Dukhaniya near the city of Ain Tarma in the countryside of Damascus.
In other developments, one civilian was reported dead and three others wounded in the neighbourhood of Adawi in the city of Damascus on Wednesday, amid an attack with mortar fire by pro-Assad forces.
The Al-Meidan neighbourhood in Damascus, on the other hand, saw a campaign of arrests by the Syrian security forces who targeted houses of opposition activists, capturing dozens, local sources told ARA News.
Reporting by: Jiwan Ibrahim and Jawad al-Ali
Source: ARA News