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by Leith Fadel

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:20 P.M.) – The Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) fired several rockets and artillery shells towards government-controlled Damascus on Friday, striking residential areas near the densely populated ‘Abbasiyeen Square.

Local activists in Damascus reported that a least one projectile rocket struck a crowded residential building in ‘Abbasiyeen Square, causing a number of injuries in the process.

This rocket strike coincided with the surprise Jaysh Al-Islam offensive inside the town of Jobar today; this battle is still ongoing at the moment.

Jaysh Al-Islam was expected to adhere to the nationwide ceasefire agreement; however, they have since reneged on all agreements in favour of attacking the government forces.