Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Syria army advances in Homs as car bomb kills 14  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 19/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Damascus: syrian army forces advanced friday around rebel-held areas of the old city of homs as a car bomb hit a regime-controlled part of the city killing 14 people.

around 1200 rebel fighters and nearly 200 civilians are believed to be inside the rebel-held parts of the old city under army siege for nearly two years.

the army which began a broad offensive there on tuesday 'is progressing daily by capturing buildings and tightening the noose around the terrorist groups" a security source said.

syrian authorities refer to all those seeking the ouster of president bashar assad as 'terrorists."

the source added that regime forces had seized a church in the old city.

state news agency sana said the army had seized buildings in the bab hud and wadi al-sayeh districts and 'killed a number of terrorists in homs city and around it."

rami abdel rahman director of the syrian observatory for human rights confirmed the advance saying the army was shelling bab hud and wadi al-sayeh.

but he said the regime had so far only captured buildings rather than whole streets and fighting was continuing.

'there are street battles but the loyalist forces are not advancing much because the buildings are mined" said the head of the monitoring group which collects its information from a network of medics on the ground and opposition activists.

the remaining rebel fighters in homs 'know the area very well and refuse to leave. they want to fight until the end" he added.

on thursday members of the un security council expressed concern over the plight of syrian civilians caught in the renewed fighting in homs.

and they callefor implementation of a resolution passed in february urging immediate access of humanitarian assistance in all parts of syria.



in february a un-led operation evacuated around half of the 3000 people trapped under army siege in rebel-held parts of homs city.

on thursday un-arab league envoy lakhdar brahimi urged the syrian government and opposition to resume discussions about lifting the siege on homs.

'it is a matter of deep regret that negotiations were brutally stopped and violence is now rife again when a comprehensive agreement seemed close at hand" brahimi added.

on friday afternoon state media and the observatory reported a car bomb exploded outside a mosque in the government-controlled homs district of al-walid.

state media said it detonated as people were leaving the mosque after weekly friday prayers.

meanwhile in northern aleppo city the observatory said at least 10 people had been killed in shelling and aerial bombardment of rebel-held areas.

at least three children were among those killed the monitoring group said.

the syrian regime has waged a campaign of aerial raids including the use of explosive-packed barrel bombs that has prompted an exodus of civilians from rebel-held areas.

in recent days fighting between rebels and regime forces in the city has ramped up with some 50 combatants from both sides killed in an opposition assault on a military base on an eastern outskirt of aleppo according to the observatory.

and in mleiha in damascus province the observatory said at least 15 air raids had been carried out as regime forces backed by fighters from lebanon's hezbollah movement battled rebels on the ground.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 28 2016 - Morocco- 10-Year-old Moroccan Boy Commits Suicide Over School SuppliesMorocco World News
(MENAFN - Morocco World News) The suicide of a ten year-old boy near the Moroccan city of Ifrane shakes social media in Morocco. A boy was found hanged using an electric wire in a small village in ...

 Sep 28 2016 - Shimon Peres, Nobel Prize Winner and Veteran of Israeli Politics, Dies at 93Morocco World News
(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Shimon Peres, the veteran Israeli statesman who shared a Nobel prize for his extensive efforts in negotiating a peace agreement with Palestine, has died on Tuesday. He ...

 Sep 28 2016 - Morocco- Police Officer's Generosity, Gives Grieving Black Man a New OutlookMorocco World News
(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Mark Ross got the call we never want to get. His 15-year-old sister was killed in a car accident. It was 3 A.M. He needed to travel from Indiana to Detroit to be with ...

 Sep 28 2016 - Egypt- Rights groups condemn treatment of detained 6 April Youth Movement coordinatorDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) criticised the detention conditions of 6 April Youth Movement coordinator Amr Ali, who was imprisoned on charges of ...

 Sep 28 2016 - Kuwait- Maternity leave for pregnant womanArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) I am working in a private clinic as a Staff Nurse. Regarding maternity leave our new supervisor says… only for the first pregnancy and delivery is the 68 days maternity leave ...

 Sep 28 2016 - Kuwait- Indemnity should be calculated by using the latest remunerationArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Can you please let me how to calculate my service indemnity. ■ Salary – KD 450. ■ Car allowance – KD75. ■ Petrol – they give me a card twice a month (KD 15 ...

 Sep 28 2016 - Kuwait- Friends matter, not interests - Stick to good in youArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Intisaar Al-Ma'touq LONG time ago, our grandfathers said, 'You are nothing if you have nothing.' Those were the good old days characterized by simplicity. At the time our ...

 Sep 28 2016 - UAE opens consulate in New York, strengthens ties with USKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The United Arab Emirates opened the UAE Consulate in New York City and appointed Majid Al-Suwaidi as Consul General. The opening ceremony was officiated by Reem Al Hashimy, ...

 Sep 28 2016 - Sharjah FDI Forum set to explore ways to boost UAE-India tiesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Sharjah Foreign Direct Investment Forum (Sharjah FDI Forum 2016), which takes place from September 28 to 29 at the Al Jawahar Reception and Convention Centre, will host ...

 Sep 28 2016 - UAE- MidEast Watch & Jewellery Show to open this weekKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Expo Centre Sharjah will host the 41st edition of the MidEast Watch & Jewellery Show from September 27 to October 1. This will be done with the support of the Sharjah ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help