Damascus, Nov 19 (IANS) A total of 47 armed men were killed Monday in the Damascus suburb of Daraya, reported the pro government Sham FM radio.
A police brigadier and four of his guards were also killed Monday in the Damascus suburb of Al?Nabek, reported Xinhua citing Syria's state?TV.
As many as four shell bombs struck several parts of Damascus, causing material damages, the state?run SANA news agency said.
They were fired by rebels apparently from nearby Kafar Souseh orchards and Daraya, which have emerged as hotspots in Syria's 20?month?old bloody unrest.
Meanwhile, opposition activists reported government troops' shelling on southern rebellious suburbs of Damascus, including Hajar al?Aswad, Tadamun and Kafr Souseh orchards with Daraya.