DHAKA: Syrian warplanes on Sunday launched air strikes on the eastern town of Albu Kamal near the Iraqi border and pounded rebel lines near Damascus and in the northern city of Aleppo, a watchdog said.
Fighting meanwhile raged early morning around the northeast town of Ras Al Ain on the border with Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, reports gulfnews.com.
The surge in violence follows another day of bloodletting across Syria on Saturday which saw 121 people killed, including 11 civilians in Daraya just outside the capital, the site of the worst massacre in Syria’s 20-month conflict.
The Britain-based watchdog said that in eastern Syria, two civilians were killed in air raids on the town of Albu Kamal on the Iraqi border while several districts of Deir Al Zour city were shelled by tanks.
The watchdog also reported clashes between President Bashar Al Assad’s forces and rebels during the night in the town of Harasta on the northeastern outskirts of Damascus.
The Local Coordination Committees, a network of opposition activists on the ground, meanwhile, reported heavy shelling overnight by regime forces on rebel areas southwest of the capital and in the town of Yabrud to the north.
BDST: 1818 HRS, NOV 11, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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