SYRIA- Press reported Wednesday clashes between Syrian rebels and forces inside Damascus and Aleppo, along with an explosions; one was reported in the Capital near Syria`s Oil Ministry at al-Adawi (UPI news), and more casualties elsewhere.
Syrian rebels and regime troops clashed in the Damascus district of Qadam on Wednesday as at least nine people were killed in violence across Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP.
Apart from the fighting in Qadam, hundreds of youths gathered late Tuesday in the upmarket district of Mazzeh, also in the capital, and chanted anti-regime slogans, AFP report added Wednesday.
In the commercial hub of Aleppo, at least two soldiers were killed as rebels attacked a checkpoint overnight, the Britain-based watchdog said, the Britain-based monitoring group said, adding that loud blasts were heard in the northern city on Wednesday.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 82 people were killed in violence across Syria on Tuesday: 30 civilians, 26 soldiers and 26 rebels.
The Observatory also reported an attack in the northwestern province of Idlib on a bus transporting soldiers, killing as many as 11 troops although the exact number was impossible to verify.
Anti-regime activists say much of Idlib has been "liberated" from the regime's control.
In turn, Syrian regime said “275 citizens who got involved in the recent events in the country and whose hands are clear of the Syrian blood were released on Tuesday in a seventh process of the kind.” according to official news agency SANA.
SANA also added “Syrian Armed Forces on Tuesday continued military exercises for the fourth consecutive day with the participation of units from the air force formations which conducted a tactical operational project with live fire simulating real battle conditions”
International Press used to say that it is not possible to independently verify death tolls since the United Nations at the end of 2011 stopped compiling such figures.