Thursday, February 7, 2013
Fierce Fighting Broke Out In Syrian Capital ,Damascus
Fierce fighting broke out in the Syrian capital Damascus, as the rebels attacked forces loyal to Bashar Al Asad. Much of the violence centered around the Jobar district and a key junction on the Damascus key ring road. It was not clear whether rebels retain any territory they claimed in the battle, the Syrian army said it also launched an offensive. Earlier reports said bombing killerd 19 people in the town of Palmyra. The violence in both Damascus and Palmyra started as the head of the main Syrian alliance Moaz-al-Khatib said the offer of his talks with the government weould be withdrawn unless the women prisoners were released by Sunday. Mr Khatib, who heads the National Coalition, has seen his surprise offer of peace talks backed by US,Uk and Arab League. But, it has been ignored so far by the ASsdad government in Damascus. "Women must be relerased by comong Sunday" said Khatib, if any woman stays in prison I will consider government is not responding. More than 60,000 people are estimated to have been killed in 22-months conflict between the Asad government and the rebel groups. The UN says it fears the continued violence could destabilize the whole region. More than 600,000 people have fled the neighboring countries to escape the violence, the UN refugee agency said.