Syrian army says battling ex-al-Qaida fighters in Damascus suburb

By REUTERS
March 21, 2017 10:20
Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For a symbolic $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Don't show it again

AMMAN - The Syrian army said on Tuesday it was engaged in heavy fighting with Syrian militants who had entered government-controlled areas of a strategic northeastern district of Damascus, state media reported.

In the army's first reaction to a renewed rebel offensive launched at dawn on one of the capital's major gateways, an army source said "terrorist groups" from former al-Qaida Nusra Front group had stormed parts of the district of Jobar.

"They are encircled," said the army statement which made no mention of fighting closer to the heart of the Old City near the Abassiyin area where rebels said they also had launched an attack.


Related Content

Breaking news
June 25, 2018
Nigeria imposes curfew as 70 die in escalating communal clashes

By REUTERS