People are still dying in Homs, Damascus and Jordanian refugee camps
Damascus (AsiaNews / Agencies) - Far from the
failure of the peace talks in Geneva, people continue to die throughout Syria: in
the rebel-held Homs; in
Damascus and the suburbs of Ghouta ; in refugee
camps in Jordan.
At least 29 rebels were killed yesterday in the explosion of a car bomb in the city of Homs under rebel control and besieged for more than a year and a half. The death toll is probably higher because dozens of people remain missing.
According to the government agency Sana, the car exploded while a group of rebels was preparing it for a terrorist attack.
In Damascus, near Umayyads square, two people died in the explosion of two mortars, one of which also damaged the Opera House. The square houses several government and military buildings. The Opera House was opened in 2004 by Bashar Assad.
Another 18 people were wounded in the neighborhood of the Abbasids and Duelia and a bomb exploded near the Russian embassy.
Meanwhile the Syrian army continues its attack on rebel positions in Ghouta, on the outskirts of the capital. According to the Observatory for Human Rights , based in London, at least 39 insurgents were killed in recent days. The area of Ghouta has been under siege for at least six months. Yesterday there were clashes between regime troops and rebels in the areas of Mleiha, Babulin and Wadi Deif.
Violent clashes took place yesterday between Jordanian police and Syrian refugees in the refugee camp, in the north of Jordan.
The clashes erupted after the police arrested a group of refugees who had illegally left the camp. Refugees set fire to tents and huts, trying to storm the police station. At least 22 policemen were injured, among the refugees three people were injured and one woman died, although the Jordanian police deny that there are dead.
The Zaatari camp is home to more than 100 thousand Syrians. Since it opened about two years ago, it has been the scene of several riots, almost all due to the precarious conditions in which refugees live .
Jordan is home to around more than 500 thousand Syrian refugees.