Posts Tagged ‘Damascus’

Fighting breaks out in ceasefire area in east Damascus, Syria

  • 26 July 2017 - 14:39
Fighting breaks out in ceasefire area in east Damascus, Syria

Fighting broke out east of Damascus between rebel and government forces on Wednesday for the first time since both sides declared a ceasefire at the weekend, a war monitor said, with air strikes also hitting the besieged, rebel-controlled enclave, Reuters reported. Air strikes on three towns in...

Airstrikes on Damascus suburb held by rebels kill over 10 including children

  • 16 July 2017 - 13:20
Airstrikes on Damascus suburb held by rebels kill over 10 including children

At least 10 people have been killed by air strikes in the opposition-held Damascus suburb of Ein Tarma, according to a UK-based monitor, Al-Jazeera reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said at least two children were among those killed in the air strikes on Friday. The...

Syrian opposition launches fresh assault on Damascus

  • 21 March 2017 - 19:06
Syrian opposition launches fresh assault on Damascus

BBC - Rebels have launched a new attack in east Damascus, two days after Syrian government forces repelled an initial assault. A rebel official said they had retaken ground in the Jobar district which they gained on Sunday but then lost during fierce clashes. But state media said the...

Clashes in Damascus as rebels carry out surprise attack on capital

  • 20 March 2017 - 12:14
Clashes in Damascus as rebels carry out surprise attack on capital

BBC - Syrian security forces have engaged in fierce clashes with rebels on the eastern outskirts of Damascus. Artillery shells and rockets landed in the heart of the capital as part of a surprise rebel attack launched in the Jobar district. The assault began early on Sunday with car bombs...

On 6th anniversary of Syrian revolution, suicide attack kills dozens at Damascus court complex

  • 15 March 2017 - 14:45
On 6th anniversary of Syrian revolution, suicide attack kills dozens at Damascus court complex

BBC - Dozens of people have been killed or injured in a suicide bomb attack at the main court complex in the Syrian capital Damascus, state media report. State TV said a militant had blown himself up inside the Palace of Justice in the central Hamidiyeh district. A local police source told...