Syrian rebels storm army base near Turkish border
AMMAN - Reuters
AFP PhotoSyrian opposition fighters stormed a northern air defence base near the border with Turkey today in their latest offensive against military fortifications, opposition sources said.
More than half of the sprawling compound at Sheikh Suleiman has fallen to rebels as fierce fighting raged at the site, 18 km (11 miles) from the border with Turkey and 30 km northwest of the contested city of Aleppo, rebel sources and opposition campaigners in the area said.
Two mortars hit information ministry in Damascus: SANA
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
mortars hit the Syrian Ministry of Information building in Damascus
this morning, leaving no casualties and causing minimal damage, state
news agency SANA said.
The building is also home to the newspaper of the Baath Party, which holds a monopoly on power in the country, and is located on the Mazzeh highway in the west of the city. According to a witness, the attack, which took place at 7:30 (0530 GMT) slightly damaged a wall and the window of a car parked in a lot outside the ministry.
On September 7, a car bomb exploded between the Justice Palace and the Ministry of Information leaving no casualties.