Syrian regime fortifying its Damascus headquarters

Photos published online shows the Syrian regime building fortifications to protect its headquarters. (Al

As clashes rage between Syrian regime troops and rebels in Damascus’s suburbs, photos published online showed the regime is resorting to building fortifications to protect its headquarters.

One of these defenses is a wall built in front of the criminal security apparatus' structure in the center of the Syrian capital.

The neighborhoods of Jawbar, Al-Qaboun and Al-Hajar al-Aswad are considered to be three of the axes witnessing the fiercest of clashes as rebels attempt to progress through them towards Damascus. Meanwhile, the regime is attempting to deter this attempt.

The regime is using cannons and warplanes to shell cities and neighborhoods where rebels are located, but civilians are the ones falling victim to such shelling. On Monday, Moadmiya, Daraya, Yalda and Duma were all hit by Syrian regime forces with dozens injured or killed in Al-Ghouta al-Sharkya.

Meanwhile, revolution coordination committees said the regime has committed a massacre in Idleb's Maarat an-Naaman as it randomly shelled the town after residents returned to it. That attack killed at least ten people, including women and children. The committees added that the town of Hass was also struck.

Neighborhoods of Masken Hanano, al-Shaar in Aleppo have too been bombarded.

Last Update: Tuesday, 02 April 2013 KSA 10:03 - GMT 07:03