22 January 2013, 16:06

Syrian fighter jets bomb rebel camps near Damascus

Syrian fighter jets bomb rebel camps near Damascus

Syrian warplanes and tanks pounded rebel strongholds in Damascus province on Tuesday, a watchdog said, as a pro-regime daily reported clashes in a camp housing Palestinian refugees.

Fighter jets launched strikes on the town of Douma, northeast of Damascus, and overflew parts of Eastern Ghuta region, home to some of the rebel Free Syrian Army's fiercest and best-organised groups, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The army, as part of its campaign to suppress the insurgency near Damascus once and for all, used tanks to pound the towns of Daraya and Moadamiyat al-Sham, southwest of the capital, and Yalda and Beit Sahem, just to the city's south.

Voice of Russia, AFP

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