Friday, February 8, 2013

Clashes continue near Damascus, opposition leader urges gov't to respond his initiative

Violent clashes have continued near the Syrian capital Damascus and other provinces on Thursday, as the head of the opposition abroad asked the administration to respond to his dialogue initiative before Sunday.

Six people, including three kids, were killed earlier Thursday when two mortar shells struck a bus station in the troublesome suburb of Qaboun to the east of Damascus, local media said, accusing the rebels of firing the mortars from nearby rebellious areas.