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Syria: Army forces kill 14 rebels after tunnel attack in eastern Damascus *GRAPHIC*01:44

Syria: Army forces kill 14 rebels after tunnel attack in eastern Damascus *GRAPHIC*

Syrian Arab Republic, Jobar
October 21, 2016 at 22:50 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least 14 rebel fighters were killed by the Syrian Army after launching an attack in Jobar, east of Damascus on Friday. The opposition fighters used underground tunnels to approach the government held areas but were rebuffed.

The Syrian Army used shelling and artillery fire against the rebels in a confrontation that went on for several hours. "Militants launched an offensive, using tunnels in the direction of our positions. The militants ran with screaming wildly, but they were rebuffed," said one of the Syrian Army officers present.

Jobar is a key rebel stronghold in the eastern countryside of Damascus. Relative calm has returned to the east Damascus districts following the violent outbreak.

Syria: Army forces kill 14 rebels after tunnel attack in eastern Damascus *GRAPHIC*01:44
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At least 14 rebel fighters were killed by the Syrian Army after launching an attack in Jobar, east of Damascus on Friday. The opposition fighters used underground tunnels to approach the government held areas but were rebuffed.

The Syrian Army used shelling and artillery fire against the rebels in a confrontation that went on for several hours. "Militants launched an offensive, using tunnels in the direction of our positions. The militants ran with screaming wildly, but they were rebuffed," said one of the Syrian Army officers present.

Jobar is a key rebel stronghold in the eastern countryside of Damascus. Relative calm has returned to the east Damascus districts following the violent outbreak.

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