Syrian forces bombard rebel positions on the outskirts of Damascus

Syrian forces engaged in fierce fighting with rebels and jihadists on Sunday, responding to an onslaught with intense bombardments.

The escalation in violence marked an initial bid by rebels to relieve army pressure on besieged areas they control to the east of the capital.

The fighting began with car bombs and suicide attacks in the suburb of Jobar which were met with artillery fire from the army. Witnesses said tanks had been deployed in neighbouring areas with the sound of mortars continuin…
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