Report: Syrian army takes control of Damascus suburb

By REUTERS
August 24, 2012 18:05

AMMAN - Syrian troops backed by tanks entered the center of Daraya, a town on the southwest edge of Damascus, on Friday after three days of heavy ground and helicopter bombardment, opposition activists said.

Hundreds of troops and dozens of tanks and armored vehicles were seen on al-Thawra street in central Daraya, taking control of the sprawling suburb as a core group of Free Syrian Army fighters pulled out, several activists said by phone from the Syrian capital.


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