Syrian Rebels Launch New Offensive in Damascus

A brief lull in fighting across Syria’s capital Damascus was broken on Wednesday, as rebel fighters from the Free Syrian Army launched coordinated attacks across the city.

Rebel fighters moved into the center of Damascus from the suburbs, attacking government road blocks with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. The city’s main Abbasid Square and the ajor Fare al-Khoury highway have been closed by authorities in response to the attacks.

A report from Reuters quotes an ‘activists’ named Fida Mohamed as saying that “The areas of Jobar, Zamalka, al-Zablatani and parts of Qaboun and the ring road have become a battleground,”

Fighting has been reported from a wide range of locations across the east and north of the city…

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