16 people killed have been killed in recent clashes between some Syrian rebel factions and the government of President Bashar al-Assad on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, placed truce in jeopardy.It is said that a medical worker and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the clashes began on Saturday (February 18) and continues until Sunday.
It is said that the fighting began after the government fired missiles at the area controlled by the rebels in Qaboun – to the north-east of Damascus. Monitoring war and a medical worker and both described the attack as the biggest in at least two years. He wrote the BBC that the attack has angered rebel factions who have threatened to respond.
He told Reuters that at least 13 people died in the clashes, but the Syrian Observatory said that as many as 16 people have died in two days of clashes – the medical worker who was stationed near the eastern Ghouta – outside Damascus.
He said rescue workers in the area where the bombing also targeted the army always – the main stronghold of the rebels in the eastern Ghouta – Two people were killed, at least. There were also reports of violent clashes in the southern border city of Daraa and were told that the rebels have made progress in the week-long offensive to capture the strategic Mansheya area.
According to Reuters, the rebels captured thought of Manshia army would thwart repeated ruptured supply lines between East and West from Daraa attempts. According to reports, residents of the area told the news agency that the air strikes have intensified in the past few days, leaving several field hospitals and water tank dysfunctional.
Meanwhile, rebel groups described the latest government attacks as “bloody” from Assad’s message and threatened to launch counter-attacks. Factions, which agreed to a cease-fire, brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran, and warned that it now reserves the right to respond to the recent bombings in areas around Damascus, Homs and south, and wrote for the BBC.
Truce went into effect on December 30 2016, but remained fragile because of repeated violations by both warring parties. Violence that followed, despite the truce, also developed in the coming peace talks sponsored by the United Nations scheduled in Geneva, Switzerland, at risk.
Reduced the hopes of successful talks on February 23, the UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said that the objective behind the talk of peace is to see if there is any possibility to start a political process to end the long years of civil war that has torn Syria apart. Thousands of people have fled the war zones and sought refuge in neighboring countries, and forced to live the life of refugees.