#Syria news update for 16/04/2018

Damascus:

Activists said one civilian was killed and several otherswere injured as a result of two car bombs in the eastern city of Douma.

Assad forces targeted Yarmouk camp and Hajar alAswad controlled by Daesh,  with several shells.

 

Southern Hama and Homs North :

The cities, towns and villages of the southern villages of Hama and northern Homs have been subjected to air raids, artillery shelling and a very violent rocket attack since yesterday, along with violent clashes, as the Assad forces announced that they were able to control the Jebel alJan, Wadi El-Zuwar, Hamrat, Breighit, Qneitrat, Salim, Khirbet Berbera and Tel Naoura,  Wadi al-Hibiya and Ard Qabr alShaykha, Dhahra Jabbabi and Dhahra al-Jassiyyah, which the rebels denied totally.

Rebels said that they were able to repel all attacks, the most violent ones where Jabal alKin and Hamrat where the Assad forces suffered heavy casualties. The regime jets carried out air raids on the towns and villages of Talbisa, Deir Ful, Talul al-Hamar, Dilak, Ezzedin, Hamrat, Qantara, Breighit and Qneitra. A number of civilians were injured and Zafarana village was hit by artillery shells and missile rockets.  The village of Za’farana  was shelled as well by the regime militias, which resulted in dozens of wounded as the villages of Ain Hussein and Alkn and the town of Ghantu.

The rebels retaliated to the shelling of civilian houses in the southern villages of Hama and northern Homs by targeting the Shabiha sites in the village of Akrad al-Dasniyeh with several shells, causing injuries.

Hama :
The towns of AlLatamna and Kafarzita and Hasraya in the northern countryside, the city of Qalaat al-Madiq, and the villages of Anqawi, Al-Zyara and Bab al-Harb in the western countryside, were all under regime forces shelling.

Idlib :
The town of Khan Sheikhun in the southern countryside came under artillery bombardment by the Assad forces, resulting in the death of one civilian and another injured, while the military aircraft carried out air raids on the towns of Maarzita, Maara Hrema and Altamanaa and Tel Tar’i, which led to one civilian killed and another injured in Maarzita.

A civilian was killed and several others wounded by an explosive device on the road of Idlib, Ain Shaib.

Daraa :
The city of Hara and the towns of Abtah, Aqraba, Western alGhariya, alMal, came under Assad forces  artillery shelling without causing any casualties among the civilians, while the Assad forces targeted the neighborhoods of liberated part of Daraa with Fil missiles and artillery shells.

As part of a psychological war, Assad helicopters dropped leaflets on the villages and towns of the province calling for reconciliation, surrender and the expulsion of rebels from the towns and the cities.

Quneitra :
Both towns of Mashara and Jabata alKhashab were hit by artillery shells and missile rockets by the Assad forces and no casualties were reported.

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