` Syrian Fighters Reported to have Launched an Offensive against `Opposition Strongholds ‘ in Damascus ‘

#AceWorldNews – DAMASCUS – April 13 – Syrian jet fighters are reported to have launched a fierce offensive against a string of opposition strongholds, including Kafr Zita, a village north of Damascus that was recently hit by an alleged poisonous gas attack.

Other towns on the edges of the capital, including Eastern Ghouta area, were also hit by the bombardment, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday.

“Warplanes carried out two air strikes against areas of Douma” north-east of Damascus, the UK-based monitoring group said, adding that “at least five people including one child were killed and several others injured”.

One of the strikes on Douma, an opposition stronghold since early in the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, hit a crowded marketplace, according to the Syrian Revolution General Commission, a network of activists on the ground.

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