Syrian forces bombard rebel positions on the outskirts of Damascus
Syrian forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad battled opposition groups on the fringes of Damascus earlier today in ongoing battles, after the insurgents against the Assad dictatorship launched an attack from the east of the heavily fortified capital, a monitoring group said.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the violence began "with two auto bombs and several suicide attackers" in the Jobar district in the east of the city.
"The government and allied forces have retaken the initiative and are striking the groups that launched yesterday's assault", he added.
But with Sunday's attack, Abdel Rahman said, "rebels have shifted from a defensive position in Jobar to an offensive one".
Activists said opposition-held parts of Jobar had been targeted repeatedly by aircraft and artillery, amid fierce clashes along the frontlines.
The clashes centered on a government-held gap between two besieged opposition enclaves, the Jobar and Qaboun neighborhoods.
Syria's army "regained control of all the points that terrorists" had infiltrated on Sunday, Syrian state TV quoted an unnamed military official as saying on Monday.
While the strategic objective of Sunday's offensive is unclear, observers say a possible goal was breaking the government's siege of Qabun.
The attackers utilized numerous guerilla warfare techniques, including auto bombs, suicide attacks and the use of secret tunnels.
Syria's state news agency SANA reported that government forces repulsed the attack by "terrorists" on military positions and residential buildings in Jobar and inflicted unspecified casualties on them.
The military killed and injured a number of the Takfiris, destroyed two of the attackers' explosives-laden vehicles, and stopped them as they tried to make an inroad into the district through underground tunnels.
Al Jazeera reports that the Russian Air Force has done 45 sorties on the neighborhood of Jubar on the eastern side of the city since this morning.
The rebel offensive was launched in the Jobar district of eastern Damascus, and was led by Islamist groups including Ahrar al-Sham and the recently formed umbrella jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.
And yet, when Drake's new " playlist " More Life appeared on Saturday, there was no new track featuring Ms. That's why, when OVO was playing everything but " More Life ", the internet grew increasingly impatient.
Last week, the cricket board provisionally suspended Irfan and Shahzaib and gave them two weeks to respond to the charges. Jamshed had been arrested in the United Kingdom as part of the PSL corruption case but was released on bail.
Then we start in Cobham. "I think he's available but, before Stoke it's important to check a couple of situations". His team snatched a late victor , with Gary Cahill's goal taking them a step closer to the title .
McClean's wife Erin posted a picture of McBride on Twitter along with a broken heart emoji and wrote: "No words". The IFA tweeted: "Thoughts tonight with the family of Ryan McBride and everyone involved with @ derrycityfc ".
He said he has "learnt with great sadness, the unfortunate incident that occurred at Kintampo Waterfalls yesterday". The waterfall, located near the town of Kintampo, was extremely busy with weekend day trippers.
Let us know in the comments! "There were a lot of casualties on both sides, in both versions of the scripts", Whitta said . That what was written. "We decided they should die on the surface [of Scarif], and that was the way it ended".
Tebow's debut with the Fireflies will be April 6 against Augusta. "I'm still too young and too new at the process", Tebow said. His power and athleticism impressed scouts and eventually led to him signing with the Mets in September.
And most of those newly uninsured would come from the ranks of older Americans and from the lower and middle income earners. Under Obamacare, many have learned that possessing a health insurance card isn't the same as actually having health care.
Bilic down after defeat leaves Hammers in trouble
More urgency was required, and as the half progressed, this is what West Ham produced as they began to dominate the game. Everything was there, passing, crosses, beating players one against one, but the ball didn't want to go in.
Trump should do a Meals on Wheels ride-along
Money from these programs is filtered to the states and is divvied up to help fund state contracts for social programs. Some commentators have dubiously suggested Mulvaney was trying to criticize the block grant, not Meals on Wheels.
Rick Ross: "I Told Meek I Wouldn't Trust Nicki Minaj"
Whether this is a Meek loyalty situation, a publicity stunt or genuine shade, we don't know, but while Nicki is wearing nipple pasties and hair cloaks , people seem to be out there slowly chipping away at her throne.
"The Walking Dead": Jesus Is Gay!
The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln has revealed exactly how he wants the show to end, and it's incredibly, hilariously thorough. As Glenn comforted Maggie , he reminded her how important it is to keep fighting, even in the face of devastating loss.
Maury County girl and teacher have been missing one week
He said Cummins had told his daughter that he had been in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency . Wednesday, Maury County Schools released a statement saying they suspended Cummins due to a law enforcement investigation.
Allen County gas prices highest in region
Gas prices slipped a cent or two in some places around the country in the past week, but predictions say that won't last long. In the survey, GasBuddy officials say average gas prices in IL have risen 2.9 cents in the last week to $2.35 per gallon.
Sharif orders immediate reopening of Pak-Afghan border
He said the timing was auspicious as people in Afghanistan are preparing to celebrate the Persian New Year of Nawroz on Tuesday. The protracted border closure has cost businesses on both sides tens of millions of dollars and fueled bilateral tensions.