DAMASCUS, Syria, At least 20 air strikes targeted rebel-held areas in the eastern countryside of the capital, Damascus, on Tuesday, leaving unknown losses, a monitor group reported.

The air strikes targeted the rebel bastions of Jobar and Arbeen, in the Eastern Ghouta region, east of Damascus, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The London-based watchdog group said, the air strikes were coupled with intense battles between the Syrian army and the rebel fighters in that part of the capital.

Still, the reasons behind the eruption of the battles and air strikes were unknown, as that front has remained largely calm, since a Turkish-Russian-sponsored ceasefire went into force on Dec 30.

The sound of war planes and the strikes were clearly heard in Damascus on Tuesday, and the rebels fired many mortar shells on the capital, one of which slammed near the Faculty of Law, in central Damascus, with losses remained unknown.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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DAMASCUS, Syria, At least 20 air strikes targeted rebel-held areas in the eastern countryside of the capital, Damascus, on Tuesday, leaving unknown losses, a monitor group reported.The air strikes targeted the rebel bastions of Jobar and Arbeen, in the Eastern Ghouta region, east of Damascus, said the Syrian Observatory...