Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mortar Shells Slam Damascus Despite Ceasefire; Rebels in Syria's E. Countryside Reject Ceasefire

The Syrian army said today (February 27, 2016) that armed rebels in the eastern countryside of Syria's capital, Damascus, fired several mortar shells into areas inside capital just hours after a ceasefire went into effect, according to the Big News Network website.

The mortar shells were fired from the rebel-held suburbs of Jobar and Douma, the Syrian Army General Command said. The Syrian rebels are trying to overthrow Syria's dictator President Bashar al-Assad.

The Syrian army warned of the consequences of such attacks, urging the people inside these areas to embark on reconciliation with the government.

The statement also urged the people to put pressure on the rebels, which it said, "are trying to thwart any effort to restore peace and security to the areas."

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