Syrian Free Army Fighters Simultaneously Attack Damascus Targets From Five Directions
An estimated 600 Syrian Free Army fighters simultaneously attacked Government targets from five directions around the capital, Sky News has learned.
During the operation, on Friday night, a bus carrying Russian oil workers was hit and rocket propelled grenades were fired at a building housing them.
A civilian Syrian woman is said to have been killed in the attack on the building.
From information given to Sky News by people living in some of the districts it appears the attacks were co-ordinated.
They began at 1pm and continued until 5pm. After a two-hour lull the fighting began again in all areas at 7pm and continued until around midnight.
An electricity power station was hit as the attacks took place in Daria, Mleha, Ghorba, Kfe Sosa and in the Mezzah area closer to the city centre.
Our sources say that many of the fighters, some wearing uniforms, were captured or killed.
We don’t know if there were casualties on the government side and the authorities here are not speaking on the record about the incident.