Al-mezze is an area in central Damascus that is home to a number of security facilities and one part of a protected area with heavy weapons. In January Liberation Army Syria had mastered some of the suburbs of Damascus.
Al-mezze has also been a place where a large anti-government demonstrations took place. “There is a battle near the market Hamada and heard the sound of explosions there and in surrounding areas,” said one resident told Reuters news agency.” The police have blocked several roads and street lights turned off.”
The violence continued
On Sunday, a car bomb exploded in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least two people and injuring 30 people. The day before at least 27 people were reported killed and 97 others wounded in two explosions in the capital. State TV described the blast as a” terrorist attack”.
However, the opposition accused the government of deliberately bombing in order to blame the opposition. President Assad now trying to crush the armed rebels who started in a peaceful pro-democracy action a year ago.
The UN estimates more than 8,000 people died in the violence that took place. President Assad believes his troops were fighting” against” an armed gang who tried to disrupt the stability of Syria.