In the capital Damascus, the rebels controlled only a few districts.
On the Eastern outskirts of Damascus, fighting broke out between Syrian government forces and the opposition. According to local residents, on the night of Sunday, March 19, the rebels launched an artillery and rocket shelling of the city center.
They also blew up two car bombs in the area Dzhobar, and then tried to storm the defensive positions of government forces.
The Syrian army launched retaliatory airstrikes. Syrian television reported that during the attack on the district of Jobar, the rebels used the network previously dug tunnels.
According to media reports, the rebels captured the strategically important area of the Abbasid, the army blocked the way to it.
As representatives of the British-based Center for monitoring the observance of human rights in Syria, rebels launched an offensive in an attempt to force the army to ease the pressure in areas Barzeh, tishrin and Kabun.
In the capital Damascus, the rebels controlled only a few districts. Jobar divided between government forces and various rebel groups, including the jihadist. The struggle for control of this area has been ongoing for more than two years.
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