Syria says several dead in Damascus clashes
At least two terrorists and a security guard were killed in clashes that broke out Monday morning between security forces and armed "terrorist" groups in an upscale neighborhood of the Syrian capital, reported the private televisionchannel al-Ekhbaria and the official news agency SANA. Security forces stormed an apartment Monday morning used as cover by an "armed terrorist" group in the upscale Mazzeh district after the evacuation of all residents of the building, reported SANA, adding that two "terrorists" were killed and another arrested during the clashes.
Three bombs and automatic weapons were seized and a security guard was killed, said SANA. Al-Ekhbaria television channel said the clashes led to the death of three "terrorists" and the arrest of another, while a security guard was killed and three others were wounded in a shootout with the gunmen. There is no official statement yet on the clashes in Mazzeh.
Moreover, the pro-Syrian government television has denied the information conveyed by the media that 80 people were killed and nearly 200 others injured during clashes between the security forces and armed groups in the capital Damascus. Al-Ekhbaria said the reports broadcast by Al Jazeera were "false."
The Syrian government accuses some Arab and Western countries of providing weapons and financial support to armed groups in Syria.