DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:30 PM) – In direct violation of the official ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta, rebel militants have attacked the Old City of Damascus with mortar and missile fire.

Sources have it that residential areas in Damascus were hit by the shelling, resulting in the death of at least 4 civilians and the injuring of 9. The attack comes despite the official de-escalation zone in the Eastern Ghouta area that was agreed upon as a result of the Astana negotiations and entails a ceasefire between government and rebel forces in the still contested areas east of the Syrian capital.

In retaliation to the rebel attack, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has carried out air strikes in several rebel-held bases and villages in East Ghouta, including Misraba, Saqba and Ayn Tarma.

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Terence Silvestre Jr.
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Who will be the brain behind those violations?
Those without brains sponsored terrorists, even knowing of the unsuitable and hard Sirian punishment to their breach of the peace agreement,
or any of their evil sponsors eager for the collapse of any peace agreement in the area?
Let me guess, please.

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This attack coincided with that on Homs. It follows the great victory of the Syrian government forces in Mayadeen city and their preparations to reclaim the Omar oil fields from the US/Zionist terrorists. Of course the US/Zionist tyranny wants to steal those oil and gas fields from the Syrian people, so there is this diversion tactic to force the Syrian government to redeploy troops on these axis and delay the Syrian government forces from taking the oil fields. This would permit the US/Zionist proxies and slaves, the Kurdish SDF to steal them from the Syrian people on their US/Zionist masters’… Read more »

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USA&Israel=world terrorist#1

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NESTOR ARAPA

El ejercito Sirio tiene que responder con toda la energía hasta expulsarlo a los terroristas de ola zona…