Mounting violence hit the Syrian Capital



ARA News

Damascus, Syria− Clashes erupted between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and opposition fighter in Duma city in the eastern suburb of Damascus on Wednesday. At least 6 members of the pro-Assad army were killed while dozens of others were injured, local sources reported. 

Yezen Ibrahim, human rights activist based in Damascus, told ARA News that clashes broke out between both sides near the central prison of Adra in the city of Duma, on the Damascus-Homs international highway. “6 pro-Assad militants were killed during the clashes,” he said.

“The regime warplanes shelled the Adra area with rockets, resulted in considerable material damage. 11 civilians were injured in a similar strike on the town of Maliha near the International Airport of Damascus,” Ibrahim added.

These developments came amid clashes between the regime forces and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the district of Jobar since the early morning on Wednesday, where sounds of explosions were heard across the capital Damascus.

Meanwhile, the Syrian regime army fired artillery shells from the military base on Qasion Mount against the Abbasiyin (Abbasids) square in Damascus after the FSA rebels declared control over the area. 

Ahmad Sabbagh, an activist based in the Abbasiyin area, told ARA News that the governmental hospital in the Abbasiyin received dozens of wounded pro-Assad soldiers on Wednesday.

“Others were transferred to the hospital of Ibn al-Nafis in the Rukn al-Din neighbourhood and to the Khatib hospital in central Damascus, amid intensive movement of ambulances in the vicinity of the region,” Sabbagh said. 


Reporting by: Jawad al-Ali

Source: ARA News


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