Assad rockets pound Syrian capital



BEIRUT: ARAB NEWS

Published — Sunday 6 January 2013

Last update 5 January 2013 11:13 pm

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The Syrian Army fired rockets at a Damascus district yesterday, trying to drive out insurgents fighting their way closer to the seat of President Bashar Assad’s power.
Government forces fired rockets at Jobar, a Sunni enclave close to the center of Damascus, a day after bombarding Daraya, a suburb in the east and part of a crescent of rebel-held areas on the outskirts, said Housam, an activist.
“The shelling began in the early hours of the morning, it has intensified since 11 a.m., and now it has become really heavy. Yesterday it was Daraya and today Jobar is the hottest spot in Damascus,” he said.

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