Damascus: Mid-day news update 6- 17- 13

Damascus:

*Violent bombardment on Yarmouk Camp in early morning. A shell falls near Palestine Hospital.

*Air force targets the neighborhoods of al-Qadam and al-Asaali south of the capital.

*Strong clashes when regime attempts to break through Tadamon Neighborhood..

*Violent clashes still continuous in Barzeh.

Outer Damascus:

*Violent shelling targets Yalda; mortars cause many injuries among civilians.

*FSA targets the Hezbollah strongholds in Sayedeh Zainab and Defaa Factors on the Airport Road. Dozens of shells are fired, while the heavy regime bombardment of the regime kills a child in Sayedah Zainab City.

*Bebila bombed by mortars.

*Violent bombardment on Moadamiya by tanks and artillery based on the town’s mountain, while clashes still occur between the FSA and the regime forces, which are trying to break through the city.

*Violent bombardment targets the town of Bait Sahem, while violent clashes unfold around it.

EyewitnessThe mid-day news update is provided by Shahed News, a network of vetted Syrian citizen journalists providing independent, accurate and reliable news from Damascus and its suburbs.