1 Updates
Syrian army advances as rebels rain down Damascus
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Syrian army advances as rebels rain down Damascus

Oct 12 2013, 7:36pm CDT | by IANS

Damascus, Oct 13 (IANS) The Syrian army Saturday advanced against the rebels in the countryside of the capital Damascus and pushed its way to the northern city of Aleppo, as the rebels rained down Damascus with mortar shells, media reported.

Damascus, Oct 13 — The Syrian army Saturday advanced against the rebels in the countryside of the capital Damascus and pushed its way to the northern city of Aleppo, as the rebels rained down...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

27 weeks ago

Syrian army advances as rebels rain down Damascus

Oct 12 2013, 7:36pm CDT | by IANS

Damascus, Oct 13 (IANS) The Syrian army Saturday advanced against the rebels in the countryside of the capital Damascus and pushed its way to the northern city of Aleppo, as the rebels rained down Damascus with mortar shells, media reported.

Damascus, Oct 13 — The Syrian army Saturday advanced against the rebels in the countryside of the capital Damascus and pushed its way to the northern city of Aleppo, as the rebels rained down Damascus with mortar shells, media reported.

In a bid to secure the heart of Al-Ghouta, the eastern countryside of Damascus, the Syrian army started an operation in the al-Baharieh town to close in on the rebels and push its way to the town of Nashabieh, Xinhua reported.

Both towns are part of Ghouta, which is overwhelmed by several rebel factions.

Reports said the progress in Aleppo came after the Syria troops secured an international road that connects the central province of Hama with Aleppo, thus allowing the country's trade to be revived between northern Syria and the southern part.

Around the highway, the Syrian army also dislodged the rebels from 40 villages, according to the report.

The army regained the town of Abu Jurain in the countryside of Aleppo Saturday and besieged the town of Sufaira, a key strategic rebel stronghold.

Reports said stripping the rebels of Sufaira would deal a strong blow to the armed opposition, whose several Islamic factions have been entrenched in Aleppo for over a year.

During the recent actions near Aleppo, the Syrian army had dismantled more than 600 anti-tanks mines and 1,500 explosive devices, according to the state media.

Reports said the Syrian troops' push toward Aleppo came apparently as part of a tactic to take advantage of the infighting that has flared between radical Islamist groups affiliated with Al Qaeda and the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA).

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 50 rebels had been killed over the past three days amid infighting between the two rebel factions.

The rebels in the hotspots surrounding Damascus fired multiple mortar shells against several districts, killing at least five people, including an eight-year-old girl.

The first three mortars landed respectively at the Shalaan district, Najmeh Square and Abu-Rummaneh areas in the heart of Damascus. Another two shells struck a residential area in the Damascus' suburb of Jaramana, killing at least four people and injuring many others.

The mortar attacks were part of the endless wave of attacks the rebels have been resorting to in a bid to wobble the government's grip on the heavily-fortified capital.

The escalating conflicts between the rebels and government troops continue amid international efforts to hold a conference addressing the Syria crisis in Geneva by mid-November.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

DDA Seeks Businesses and Tenants for "Suite Spot @ Sugar Hill"
The City of Sugar Hill Downtown Development Authority is recruiting businesses and tenants for sought after downtown area. Come grow with the City of Sugar Hill.
 
 
Obama Has Legal Duty to Provide Clemency for Drug Offenders Says Federal Clemency Advocacy Center
Federal criminal justice reform advocates support the Obama administration clemency review plans but say that much more is needed. Advocates say that the President has a legal and moral duty to commute the sentences of tens of thousands of people in prison for mandatory minimum sentences.
 
 
The Academic Advantage Reaches a Settlement with the New York U.S. Attorney’s Office Over New Employees’ Fraud
New York, NY, April 22, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Academic Advantage reached a settlement to pay $2 million after an investigation regarding allegations of misconduct of federal funds in the government-funded tutoring...
 
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Quentin Tarantino's Gawker lawsuit dismissed
Quentin Tarantino's lawsuit against Gawker has been dismissed. The award-winning director was furious when the website posted a link to a leaked copy of his 'Hateful Eight' script, forcing him to scrap plans for the...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Catherine Hardwicke to helm Miss You Already
Catherine Hardwicke will direct 'Miss You Already'. The 58-year-old filmmaker will helm the picture which has Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette attached to star while Morwenna Banks penned the script based on personal...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
How You'll Know It's Time To Kill Off One Of Your Products or Services
I got this question the other day. It seemed like a good idea when I started.  But, I am not making any money on my offering, nor do I seem to be gaining traction.  Is there any clear benchmark on when I should shut...
Read more on Business Balla
 
New Impact Investment Fund At Columbia Launched To Solve Big Social Problems
A team of young social entrepreneurs has created an impact investing fund at Columbia University called 118 Capital that will operate as a nonprofit. The founders all have recent degrees from Columbia. 118 Capital will...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Apple Analysts Expect Almost No Revenue Or EPS Growth And Soft Guidance
Sell-side analysts are projecting that Apple’s revenue will be almost flat year over year at $43.53 billion vs. $43.6 billion a year ago and towards the high-end of management’s guidance of $42 to $44 billion when Apple...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Apple Analysts Expect Almost No Revenue Or EPS Growth And Soft Guidance
Sell-side analysts are projecting that Apple’s revenue will be almost flat year over year at $43.53 billion vs. $43.6 billion a year ago and towards the high-end of management’s guidance of $42 to $44 billion when Apple...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Apple Broadens Retail Store Recycling Efforts
On Earth Day 2014 Apple used its 424 world-wide retail stores to carry the banner of the company’s environmental initiatives, turning the stores’ logos partially green and designating every store as a recycling drop-off...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Selena Gomez dumps Justin Bieber over Kylie
Selena Gomez has dumped Justin Bieber over his friendship with Kylie Jenner. The 'Come and Get It' hitmaker - who was seen cuddling up to her on/off boyfriend at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival earlier this...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Apple Broadens Retail Store Recycling Efforts
On Earth Day 2014 Apple used its 424 world-wide retail stores to carry the banner of the company’s environmental initiatives, turning the stores’ logos partially green and designating every store as a recycling drop-off...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla