Five pro-Assad soldiers killed in Damascus car bomb attack


Bombings in Damascus. File photo

ARA News

Damascus, Syria – Five pro-regime soldiers were reportedly killed and ten others wounded on Monday, in a bomb explosion near one of the regime -held checkpoints in al-Meidan neighbourhood in central Damascus, south of Syria, local sources reported.

Although the pro-regime media outlets accused the opposition fighters of carrying out al-Meidan’s bombing, no party adopted the attack.

Ahmad Sabbagh, civil rights activist based in the city of Damascus, stated to ARA News that an explosive device planted in a garbage dump, near one of the regime-held barriers exploded in the neighbourhood of al-Meidan, killing five members of the regime forces, and injuring ten others, who were transferred to the nearby hospital of al-Mujtahid.

This coincided with clashes between rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on the one hand, and the pro-Assad forces on the other hand, in the vicinity of al-Taiba town in the western Ghouta of Damascus countryside, amid artillery bombardment by the regime forces launched from their headquarters in Tel Thaalib.

These developments came one day after the regime forces opened the crossing of Babbila town, south of Damascus, to allow the entry and exit of civilians, amid news of arresting two women at the crossing by the regime forces.

Meanwhile, the pro-regime forces removed on Monday a number of their barriers in the capital Damascus, especially in al-Sireejeh area in the old city, and in the vicinity of Rukn al-Din neighbourhood.


Reporting by: Jawad al-Ali

Source: ARA News

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