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At least 30 people killed in clashes, most of them in Damascus

Last modified: 28 Oct 2012 17:04

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that 30 people were killed, mostly in Damascus.

The FSA announced it has taken control over the city of Salqeen, the last stronghold of the regime forces in the suburbs of northern Idlib where 50 of the government soldiers were killed and captured there.

In the meantime, the Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) said that regime forces bombed by MiG jets the cities of Abu Kamal, Deir al-Zour and Deraa.

Activists also reported that security forces have launched a campaign of mass arrests in the southern city of Sweida.

Al-Dira district in the countryside of Idlib came under continuous bombardment by the Syrian regular forces, causing huge damage and displacement of most of the population.

The air strikes also demolished the tomb of the Umayyad caliph Omar bin Abdul Aziz in the town.