World Bulletin/News Desk
At least 30 Free Syrian Army soldiers were killed Saturday in clashes with regime soldiers who tried to enter a rebel-controlled area near the capital Damascus, activists said.
The Syrian Revolution General Commission said in a statement that there have been fierce clashes between rebel forces and regime soldiers in Hosh Fara near Damascus, which is controlled by opposition forces.
The Free Syrian Army is a group formed by Syrian officers and soldiers who defected from the armed forces.
Regime war planes bombarded the region after the clashes, the activists said.
They added that the FSA attacked with heavy weapons an air intelligence branch in the city of Harasta north of Damascus, but gave no further details.
More than 190,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict between Bashar al-Assad's regime and opposition forces began early 2011, according to the latest U.N. figures published in August.
Last Mod: 01 Kasım 2014, 23:29