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Damascus: Mid-day update 5-8-13

May 8, 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.


* Internet service suspension continues across most of Syria since last night.

* The capital is relatively calm; the usual sounds of heavy bombardment are not being heard. Sounds of far-off clashes were heard near the capital.

Outer Damascus:

* Heavy artillery bombardment on the town of Zamalka. The minaret of a-Rahma Mosque was destroyed by several shells.

* Regime mortar bombardment targets the town of al-Ziabieh, and the surroundings of Rankos and Mouadamiyah.

* Fierce clashes occur near the town of Yalda, from the side of al-Slaikieh and Sidi Makdad.

* Fierce clashes occur THAMICO pharmaceuticals building in Melayha.

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