Rebel forces launch new offensive in Damascus’s Jobar

Rebel forces launches new offensive in Damascus's Jobar

Rebel fighters launched on Friday an attack on Assad forces’ positions on Jobar neighborhood front near Damascus, trying to advance on many positions in the neighborhood, while clashing points were targeted with guided missiles.

Opposition fighters’ al-Rahman Corps started Friday morning an attack on Assad regime forces on al-Manasher axis in Jobar and was able, after hours-long clashes, to control a number of buildings and killed 4 regime militants, Orient News Mohammad Abdulrahman reported.

Opposition fighters tried to advance on al-Zablatani front, which links Damascus eastern countryside with Damascus, through a tunnel which took months to be dug, but Assad forces ambushed them at the end of the tunnel and killed 8 opposition fighters. This led the rest of the fighters to return to their positions, our correspondent added.

Battles continue until now on many fronts and Assad regime forces’ assembly points in the surrounding of Jobar are being targeted by opposition fighters with artillery shells.

These clashes come after Assad or Russian warplanes carried out 6 air strikes on al-Manasher front in Jobar neighborhood, which set a number of buildings ablaze, amid fear among residents of intensified aerial bombardment by Assad or Russian jets on other cities in Damascus eastern countryside.

Civilians in Damascus eastern countryside fear the possible scenarios they might face as Assad regime is trying to secure the surroundings of Damascus and pressure opposition fighters in these areas into surrendering their weapons and leaving to Idlib in the north, like what happened in Darayya, Qudsayya and al-Hameh.

The Syrian crisis began as a peaceful demonstration against the injustice in Syria. Assad regime used to fire power and violence against the civilians and led to armed resistance. 450.000 Syrians lost their lives in the past five years according to UN estimates, and more than 12 million have lost their homes.