Syria Update August 13, 2012 (IMEISS … by Sherifa Zuhur)

Today’s death toll is currently 100.

Sunday’s death toll was 150.

The SAA launched an offensive in the southern suburbs of Damascus on Assali, Nahar Aisha and al-Qadam and also outside Damascus on al-Tal, New Artuz and Irbin. These killed more than 45 people. Clashes also were seen in Harasta, held by the opposition, to the northeast of Damascus. Within Damascus, the security forces raided and made arrests in Qaimreya, al-Shaghur, Qashla, and in the Old City. This is the first time there was such a large-scale incursion into the Old City and the souks there where 22 were arrested. Later in the day, several homes were burned in Mezzeh and there were additional clashes in Damascus suburbs.

15 bodies were discovered in rubble in Hamouriyya in Damascus.

Today, the SAA shelled al-Rastan and al-Talbiseh in Homs killing 17 people.

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