Syrian rebels attack Damascus

Posted on March 19, 2012


© Maggie Osama

Heavy fighting reached Damascus early this morning, with unofficial reports speaking of 4 casualties from both sides. Open conflict extended to Syria’s capital after car bombs exploded in Damascus on Saturday and Aleppo on Sunday. One of the opposition leaders, Mohammed Sayyed Rassas of the National Coordinating Body for Democratic Change (NCB), was arrested on sunday during a protest march in memory of the Damascus blasts, that killed 27.