Monitor: Syrian government forces, rebels clash at east Damascus edges

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March 19, 2017 11:09
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BEIRUT - Syrian government forces battled rebel groups at the fringes of Damascus on Sunday, after the insurgents launched an attack from the east of the heavily fortified capital, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the army and allied forces had engaged in heavy clashes with rebels in the Jobar district, at the eastern edge of Damascus.

Insurgent groups attacked government positions in the area, including with two suicide car bombs, in an attempt to storm their defense lines, the Britain-based Observatory said.

The district stands between Damascus and the besieged rebel stronghold of Eastern Ghouta in the suburbs, which government air strikes have battered in recent weeks.

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