Over 7 killed in fresh violence in suburb of Syria's capital
At least seven people were killed Thursday in separate incidents in the Syrian capital Damascus, Xinhua reported.
"Terrorists" have detonated a booby-trapped car at Najha area in al-Sayyda Zeinab district in Damascus' suburb, killing three people and injuring scores of others, the state-run SANA news agency said.
It said that engineering units had foiled two attempts to set off two roadside bombs along the road between al-Sayyda Zeinab and al-Bahdaliya.
Earlier on Thursday, three mortar shells slammed the Damasucus' district of Midan, killing a woman and a child while leaving many injured, SANA said.
Clashes have also raged on in the Damascus' Kafar Souseh orchards between the Syrian troops and armed militias, witnesses said, recounting rattling sounds of sporadic shelling and gunfire.
Meanwhile, SANA said that army troops have killed a number of terrorists during raids of their hideouts at Ariha area in the outskirts of the northern city of Idlib.
In the northern province of Aleppo, two people were killed while others were injured as armed men opened fire with their Dushka machineguns on mass rally in al-Marjeh area demanding the armed groups to get out of the area and calling upon the Syrian army to interfere, according to SANA report.
On the opposition side, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported violence and bombing by government troops on a number of hotspots. It placed the death toll on Thursday at 92.
It said the toll includes 27 civilians, 27 rebel fighters, and 38 regular troops. Yet, such reports are impossible of being checked independently.