Assad's forces try to beat back rebels closing on Damascus




 
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February 9th, 2013  
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Topic: Assad's forces try to beat back rebels closing on Damascus


AMMAN, Feb 8, Reuters - Syrian government forces battled on Friday to recapture sections of the Damascus ring road from rebels pressing in on the capital, opposition activists said. War planes fired rockets around Jobar, Qaboun and Barzeh neighborhoods, the sources said. Heavy fighting was taking place at the Hermalleh junction on the ring road just south of Jobar, which had been seized by the rebels. ...




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