Thursday, July 12, 2012

Syria: Damascus - Security forces fire mortars for first time in Damascus

Source : RT

Security forces fired mortars into a district on the outskirts of Damascus on Thursday, activists said. This is the first time an area in the Syrian capital has been shelled since the start of the 16-month-old uprising, Reuters reports. Activists in the Kafar Souseh neighborhood of Damascus said security forces were firing mortars into orchards on the outskirts of the city, close to the capital's southern highway. They reportedly tried to force out rebels they believe are hiding there.