Syria war: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attack

Syria war: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attack Clashes rocked eastern districts of the Syrian capital on March 19 after rebels and jihadists launched a surprise assault on government forces there, a monitor and state television said, France24 reported. Rebels and allied jihadists — led by al Qaeda

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Syrian Army foils opposition attacks in Damascus: embassy – Daily News Egypt

Units affiliated to the Syrian army have curbed on Sunday an attack executed by the opposition group Al-Nusra Front. The attacks targeted numerous army checkpoints and areas in the Gubar district of Damascus. According to a statement issued by the

Daily News Egypt

Monitor: Syrian government forces, rebels clash at east Damascus edges

BEIRUT – Syrian government forces battled rebel groups at the fringes of Damascus on Sunday, after the insurgents launched an attack from the east of the heavily fortified capital, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Syrian army regains control over Damascus areas seized by rebels

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces on Monday regained control of parts of Damascus that were attacked and captured by rebels and militants the previous day, with dozens killed on both sides during the fighting, the military and an activist group said.

New York Daily News

Strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault

Syrian government forces clashed with rebels and hammered opposition-held areas of east Damascus on Monday after pushing back a surprise assault in the capital. Rebels and allied jihadists, led by former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front, launched …

Daily Mail

‘Intense’ strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault

Heavy air strikes hammered opposition-held neighbourhoods of Syria’s capital on Monday after government forces pushed back a surprise assault that saw rebels try to fight their way into the city centre. Rebels and allied militants, led by former Al

Middle East Eye

Syrian govt forces, rebels clash at east Damascus edges -monitor

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian rebels launched a major offensive on Sunday that brought them close to the heart of the Old City of Damascus, and government forces responded with intense bombardments of rebel-held areas. The escalation, reported by …

The Star Online

Syrian Army and Rebels Battle Fiercely for Northeast Damascus

A U.K-based war monitor reported that vicious fighting erupted in the Syrian capital of Damascus Sunday morning, as government forces launched a major counter-offensive against rebels who took positions in the northeastern part of the city. Army units

Newsline

Syrian forces and rebels fight fierce clashes in northeast Damascus

Fighters from the Free Syrian Army’s Al Rahman legion walk past damaged buildings in the rebel held Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria September 6, 2016. Picture taken September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh. (reuters_tickers). By Ellen Francis …

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Al-Qaida steps up violence against Syrian government

BEIRUT (AP) – Under pressure from fellow insurgents and escalating airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition, Syria’s al-Qaida branch is stepping up violence against President Bashar Assad’s strongholds with precise, high-profile attacks, including a

Daily Mail

Why Liberation of Syrian Jobar is an Important Step in Eradicating Terrorists

The elite units of the Syrian army continue their offensive on the positions of radical groups in the Jobar area in the east of Damascus. Sputnik correspondent Evgeniy Orel reported that the army managed to kick out terrorists from a complex of

Sputnik International

Fierce clashes in Damascus as Islamists tunnel into old city (VIDEO)

Fierce clashes erupted in Damascus between the Syrian army and Islamist militants who launched a surprise attack through secret tunnels leading to the government-held Old City. Syria’s capital had been rocked by a string of deadly terror attacks earlier.

RT

Syria conflict: Aircraft pound rebel-held eastern Damascus

Syrian government forces are reportedly bombarding eastern areas of the capital, Damascus, a day after rebel fighters launched a surprise offensive. Activists said opposition-held parts of Jobar had been targeted repeatedly by aircraft and artillery

BBC News

Clashes break out in Damascus after a surprise rebel attack

(CNN) – Rebel groups who launched a surprise attack in northeastern Damascus were taking advantage of Syrian regime forces being overstretched by fighting elsewhere in the country, an expert on the region said. The clashes — which broke out Sunday in …

WFMZ Allentown

Calm returns after strikes pound eastern Damascus

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (Sana) yesterday shows a damaged area in an industrial zone between Jobar and Qabun, on the eastern outskirts of Damascus. Text Size: A A A. AFP/Damascus. Syrian government forces …

Gulf Times

Clashes break out in Syrian capital after insurgents attack

BEIRUT (AP) — Fierce clashes broke out in the Syrian capital on Sunday after insurgents infiltrated government-held parts of the city through tunnels overnight, a rare if brief advance after months of steady losses at the hands of government forces

Herald-Whig

JTIC Brief: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham attacks suggest tactical shift in face of continued gains by Syrian government forces

The formation of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham is an attempt to heal internal conflicts within the Syrian Islamist insurgency. Attacks in Homs and Deraa illustrate an effective capability, particularly in the former case to mount mass-casualty attacks in

IHS Jane’s 360

Syrian army regains ground in Damascus as rebels retreat

A view shows an empty street near the Abbasiyin area in the east of the capital Damascus, in this handout picture provided by SANA on March 20, 2017, Syria. SANA/Handout via REUTERS. 1/4. left. right. Vehicles drive at Abbasiyin square in the east of

Reuters

Syrian army retakes Damascus areas captured by rebels

Syrian government forces on Monday regained control of parts of Damascus that were attacked and captured by rebels and militants the previous day, with the two-day fighting leaving dozens dead on both sides, the military and an activist group said.

CBC.ca

Syrian army recaptures all areas fallen to rebels during Damascus offensive

A Syrian soldier flashes the victory sign at the Abbasyieen area in the east of Damascus, capital of Syria, on March 20, 2017. The Syrian army recaptured all areas fallen during Sunday’s wide-scale offensive by rebels in eastern Damascus, the military

Xinhua

Syrian Army Launches Counterattack against Nusra Front Terrorists in Damascus’ Jobar

Syrian army restored on Monday control over all points infiltrated by terrorists a day earlier the in the outskirts of Jobar neighborhood, east of Damascus city. Military source said that army units launched a counterattack on Nusra Front terrorists in

Al-Manar TV

Syrian army ‘retakes Damascus district’ seized by rebels in surprise attack

Syrian government forces say they have have snatched back territory seized by rebels and jihadists in a surprise offensive in Damascus over the weekend. Rebel forces managed to briefly connect the opposition-held district of Jobar, in the east of the

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