Knife Attack on Assad regime checkpoint in Damascus countryside: report

Jun 23, 2020

An Assad regime military checkpoint in the eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside was reportedly attacked on Sunday evening by unknown persons with weapons including knives and axes.

"The barrier that was attacked was located in the vicinity of the city of Arbin in Eastern Ghouta; as a result, four people were wounded, and one of them was said to be in critical condition," revealed Call Syria, citing local sources.

Has Assad Really Liberated East Ghouta? - Ahmad Dimashqi

The Assads' pictures at the entrance to a children's playground  in Douma

"All the terrorists have left Douma, the last of their strongholds in eastern Ghouta," announced the official state-run Syrian news agency SANA in 2018, quoting an army spokesperson, who used the term “terrorists” in the regime way to refer to rebels and dissidents. Eastern Ghouta had been "completely eradicated of terrorism," added the spokesman in a statement broadcast on television.

The reality is very different; according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the heavy fighting and devastating bombing in Douma killed more than 1,700 civilians.