Shelling in Syrian capital ahead of ceasefire

Residents in the Syrian capita Damascus have reported shelling by Syrian troops just hours before Friday's ceasefire to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid.

A fire burns after after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen
A fire burns after after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen Credit: Reuters

Resident say troops positioned on a mountain overlooking the Syrian capital targeted Hajar al-Aswad, a poor neighbourhood inhabited by refugees from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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10 killed in Damascus car bomb

Ten people have been reportedly killed after a car bomb in Damascus. SANA news agency are reporting that 50 people have been injured in the explosion which has also left 20 cars and 15 stores damaged.