New fighting erupted in Damascus and Aleppo (north), said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), adding that 16 people were killed, including eight civilians, Monday morning across the country .On Sunday, the first day of Eid al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, at least 84 people were kiilled , according to the SOHR.
In the south, the town of Herak was in a disastrous situation, declared the Syrian National Council (SNC), the main opposition coalition said in a statement, calling on international organizations to intervene. “The deadly attacks that the bloody regime leads nearly three months on the besieged Herak town prevent food supplies and medicines and cause a humanitarian catastrophe , “says SNC.
The SOHR has reported dozens of deaths and injuries there in new bombing Monday morning, raising the possibility of an imminent raid by the regime.
In the capital, the fighting between the regime and the rebels began shortly after midnight in neighborhoods Assali and Qadam (south), where heavy explosions were heard, according to the SOHR. On Monday morning, the Local Coordination Committees (LCC), which bring together activists on the ground, have also reported clashes in the district of Jobar, in the east of Damascus, following a rebel attack against an Army checkpoint .
The authorities announced over a month ago they had regained control of Damascus, but fighting has taken place over the past week, especially in the southern and western areas of the capital.
One month after the start of the Battle of Aleppo (north), fighting took place Monday morning in the area of Suleiman al-Halabi, where helicopter were seen hovering around, according to the SOHR. At the same time, the army bombed the neighborhoods of Shaar, Izaa, Seif al-Dawla, Tariq al-Bab, Bustan al-Qasr and parts of Salaheddine, which are still in rebel hands, according to the same sources.
In addition, 16 bodies were discovered in the village of Al-Tall , in the province of Damascus, where the regime’s forces had entered last week after several days of bombing, said the SOHR.