Tension increases between opposition and Assad forces in Damascus

Conflict between the opposition groups and Assad forces intensified Friday in Syrian capital Damascus

Tension increases between opposition and Assad forces in Damascus

World Bulletin/News Desk

Conflicts between the opposition groups and Assad forces intensified Friday in Syrian capital Damascus.   

Heavy clashes took place in Damascus' central Abbasiyyin square, where the opposition groups seized the main road between city center and Jobar-Qaboun suburbs, local sources said. 

Free Syrian Army (FSA) had to lighten the blockade in East Guta's villages and towns after the road was controlled by the opposition groups.

Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) announced FSA-related Fajr brigade was on an attack in Damascus' Muazzamiyah and West Guta regions, where a control point of 93rd brigade was taken possession.     

On the other hand, some opposition groups announced they got united under the name "Front of conquest of capital" to get better organized during the operations in Jobar, Qaboun and Berze. 

The front consists of 23 separate groups.

SRGC stated the chemical weapon attack in Damascus' eastern Guta region aimed to stop the opposition groups, who were marching in Abbasiyyin, Qaboun and Zamalka.

 The statement said, at least 6 doctors were killed due to same symptoms while they were furnishing medical attention to the poisoned people in the region.  

On Wednesday, Syrian National Coalition (SNC) said at least 1,300 people were killed in a chemical attack which it blamed on forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the suburbs of the Ghouta region near Damascus.

But the Syrian regime strongly denied the claim and described reports and figures as "lies and groundless," saying reports were aimed at "distracting a visiting team of United Nations chemical weapons experts from their mission."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Ağustos 2013, 14:43
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