Syria: Fierce clashes in Damascus after assault from rebels
In Syria, fierce clashes have broken out on the eastern side of Damascus following an assault by rebels on regime forces.
Rebels detonated two large car bombs today close to the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus. Government warplanes responded with a number of raids around the areas of the clashes.
Jobar is one of three pockets in the Syrian capital still in opposition hands. It is besieged by government forces.