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Syrian troops attack Damascus suburb

Britain based rights group says major operation under way in suburb of Douma.

Written by Agencies | Beirut | Published: April 5, 2012 3:01:24 pm

Activists say Syrian troops are attacking a suburb of the capital Damascus in what they described as one of the most violent campaigns since the year-old uprising began.

The Britiain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says ”a major operation” is under way in the suburb of Douma,with tanks shelling the area and clashes between troops and army defectors.

Douma-based activist Mohammed Saeed said Thursday’s operation is ”one of the most violent campaigns against the area” since the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime began in March last year.

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