Troops enter Damascus district against fighters

Infantry fighting vehicles took positions along the main thoroughfares of Midan, a strategic Sunni Muslim neighbourhood, as rebels withdrew to alleyways and sporadic fighting was reported, they said.

Troops enter Damascus district against fighters

World Bulletin / News Desk

Syrian troops backed by armoured vehicles entered on Monday the district of Midan in central Damascusto drive out rebels who have secured a foothold at a striking distance from major state installations, neighbourhood activists said.

In the biggest armoured deployment in Damascus in the 17-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, infantry fighting vehicles took positions along the main thoroughfares of Midan, a strategic Sunni Muslim neighbourhood, as rebels withdrew to alleyways and sporadic fighting was reported, they said.

Last Mod: 16 Temmuz 2012, 13:06
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