Saturday, October 27, 2012

cease-fire in Damascus

From Angry Arab's correspondent in Damascus, Akram:  "For the second time in three days, al-Tadamoun district, in the south of Damascus, is hit by the car bomb. This time, the blast happened in the first day of Eid al-Adha, which is also the first day of the four days uncontrolled cease-fire brokered by the UN envoy, Lakhdar Ibrahimi.

Loyal news networks reported that a car was exploded this afternoon in the Police Housing Neighborhood in Daf as-Shoq district (which is part of al-Tadamoun), killing five and more than 35 injured and huge material damage in the area with 4 buildings collapsed (Arabic). The Syrian news agency Sana reported the explosion briefly and broadcasted some photos.

This truce violation wasn’t the first today, though the bloodiest one. Since the early hours of the morning, the residents of the eastern parts of Damascus were able to hear sporadic clashes and explosions from Jobar and Harasta that continued until noon and the opposition news networks in both towns reported many people killed as the result of what they described to be bombing and sniping (Arabic, Arabic). Meanwhile, the Syrian army HQ issued an outcome of the breaches of the truce perpetuated by the rebels in different cities in Syria."