Six days of clashes near Damascus leave at least 80 dead
A picture taken on September 7, 2015 shows a general view of damaged buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus as a sandstorm blows over the city. AFP/Sameer al-Doumy)
At least 80 combatants have been killed in six days of clashes between Syrian rebels and government loyalists northeast of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP Sunday.
"Clashes since September 8 have killed 46 rebels and 41 regime forces, including from pro-regime militias," said Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman.
Clashes northeast of Damascus have been ongoing since Tuesday, when two prominent rebel factions launched simultaneous attacks on Harasta, Dahiyat al-Assad, and the area around Adra prsion, AFP reported.
On Wednesday, Jaysh al-Islam briefly captured two buildings in the women’s section of the prison, but was subsequently forced back.
The Observatory also reported one person had been killed and ten injured by rebel fire on the Bab Tuma district of Damascus city.
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