Assad’s forces claims the lives of dozens rebels in Damascus

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Syrian rebels under fire by pro-regime warplanes. File photo

ARA News

Damascus, Syria – Syrian military forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad launched a major offensive against the headquarters of rebel groups in Damascus suburbs on Thursday morning, killing at least 30 opposition fighters, local sources reported. 

The pro-Assad forces planned an ambush against rebels fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the vicinity of the town of Dumair  near Damascus, killing 30 and injuring dozens others, FSA-linked sources told ARA News.  

“The pro-regime forces were backed by Lebanese Shiite militants of Hezbollah during the attack,” the sources added. 

Speaking to ARA News in Damascus, media activist Amir al-Rihawi said that the death toll among the FSA rebels in Dumair’s attack rose to 50, adding that some of the injured are in critical status. 

“The ambush was planned near Ghouta area in the countryside of Damascus, and those rebels were killed while trying to evacuate the area and head to Dumair,” al-Rihawi said. 

 

Reporting by: Hassan Salem

Source: ARA News 

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