Clashes in Damascus after surprise rebel assault

Clashes in Damascus after surprise rebel assault 
Updated on : 20-03-2017 09:44 AM
Syria: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attack

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.

Rebels and government forces agreed to a nationwide cessation of hostilities in December, but fighting has continued across much of the country, including in the capital.

The attack comes just days before a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva aiming at ending Syria's six-year war.

Damascus only has a few opposition-held areas, and Jobar is the closest to the city centre.

Control of the war-damaged area, which is split between rebels and jihadists on one side and government forces on the other has been fought over for more than two years.


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