Explosion reported in Damascus, Syria
Sunday, June 10, 2012
According to eye witness reports on Twitter, confirmed by the news network , "a huge explosion rock[ed] [a] neighborhood in Damascus," Syria as rebel troops fought with the Syrian army. Forces on both sides battled in neighborhoods around Damascus for nearly twelve hours on Saturday night.
The explosion reported occurred just before 2:00 a.m. local time in the Mydan neighborhood of Damascus. A video posted to the video sharing website YouTube allegedly shows a large explosion, followed by a loud boom, then smoke rising from its location. No injuries or fatalities were reported. The cause is not known, but rebel fighters launched rocket propelled grenades into a power facility causing severe damage to it and surrounding buildings.
In battles elsewhere on Saturday night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 20 civilians were killed in the city ofby Syrian army tank shells.
- Associated Press. "Rebels battle in Assad stronghold of Damascus" — , June 10, 2012
- Al Arabiya. "Al Arabiya Twitter message" — , June 9, 2012
- 'Benno'. "Benno Twitter message" — , June 9, 2012