" The Syrian troops started a ground offensive Thursday night amid reports that they have advanced a couple of blocks inside that rebel-held area."
Damascus, Aug 29 - At least 150 militants were reportedly killed Friday in renewed Syrian airstrikes in the capital Damascus's eastern suburb of Jobar.

The Syrian air forces intensified raids on Jobar just a day after the armed forces declared the commencement of their wide-scale offensive to dislodge the rebels out of the suburb, Xinhua reported.

The Syrian troops started a ground offensive Thursday night amid reports that they have advanced a couple of blocks inside that rebel-held area.

Jobar, which lies 2 km northeast of the old city of Damascus, has posed a threat to the government-controlled eastern districts of the capital throughout the country's long-running conflict as rebels positioned in the suburb have repeatedly attempted to breach the capital from Jobar.


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