Government forces kills 23 rebels near Damascus


The rebel controlled town near Damascus was attacked by Government forces on Tuesday. According to an activist group as much as 23 rebels and one rebel spokesman lost his life during the attack.

On Monday, a Japanese reporter was also killed in one of such attacks   on Aleppo. The Japanese reporter was the first foreign journalist to have sacrificed her life for covering the clash between rebels and government forces in Syria.

Fighting in Damascus and its neighboring areas has increased sharply during the past two months.   Government forces had also been under pressure trying to restrain the rebels from gaining control of Aleppo prior to that a major period of the 17 month war has elapsed fighting outside cities.

For quite some time now the regime forces have found themselves helpless in containing the rebels, something that does not draws a strong picture of the regime’s control over its major cities.

Activist group Local Coordination Committee however informed of the control passing of Moadamiyeh into the hands of government after they succeeded entering the town from four different points. This information has not been verified by independent sources though.

Source: The Hindu

Photo Credits: AP

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