Damascus, Aug 29 IANS | 1 year ago

At least 150 militants were reportedly killed Friday in renewed Syrian airstrikes in the capital Damascus's eastern suburb of Jobar.

The Syrian air forces intensified raids on Jobar just a day after the armed forces declared the commencement of their wide-scale offensive to dislodge the rebels out of the suburb, Xinhua reported.

The Syrian troops started a ground offensive Thursday night amid reports that they have advanced a couple of blocks inside that rebel-held area.

Jobar, which lies 2 km northeast of the old city of Damascus, has posed a threat to the government-controlled eastern districts of the capital throughout the country's long-running conflict as rebels positioned in the suburb have repeatedly attempted to breach the capital from Jobar.

(Posted on 29-08-2014)

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