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Damascus: Mid-day news update 5-6-13

The update from Damascus and its suburbs is provided by Shahed […]

6 May 2013

EyewitnessThe update from Damascus and its suburbs is provided by Shahed News, a network of vetted Syrian citizen journalists providing independent, accurate and reliable news from Damascus and its suburbs.


* Syrian Air Force executes several airstrikes on Jobar district and the industrial area in Qabon.

* Mortar bombardment on several areas in Barzeh.

Outer Damascus:

* The FSA destroys a T72 tank on Kodsaiya road.

* Regime forces renew the bombardment on the towns of Drocha, Khan a-Sheikh, and clashes continue around Drocha.

* One killed and a number of people injured in regime artillery bombardment on Zamalka.

* Injuries and large property damage in airstrikes on the town of Hazzah.


* The regime hints at options to respond to Israel after airstrikes hit locations inside Syria. Syrian state television said Damascus has allowed Palestinians factions to attack Israel in Golan.

* French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius calls for a “political solution” to the Syrian conflict, as the West finds the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces more probable. Fabius said in Hong Kong that “the situation in Syria is a real tragedy” that has reached neighboring countries such as Lebanon and Jordan. He added, “The crisis is no longer local, but regional.”

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