Syria: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attackNews Damascus, Syria - 19 March 2017
Syrian security forces are engaged in fierce clashes with rebels on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on March 19, 2017. Artillery shells and rockets landed inside the heart of the city as part of a surprise rebel attack, residents say. The insurgents detonated two suicide car bombs in Jobar district before trying to storm government defense lines, observers said. The military responded to the attack with air strikes.