DAMASCUS, Jan 3 (KUNA) -- Over 30 Syrians were killed and scores other injured in the clashes between Syrian government armed forces and opposition fighters on Friday.
After a two-day fierce battle and the killing of scores of people, the Syrian opposition fighters seized the public hospital in the Town of Jassem in Deraa Governorate, which was springboard for government forces, the Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) said in a press statement.
The SRGC added that the opposition fighters also destroyed a government tank during an attack on a government military checkpoint between Zemreen and Samleen in northern Deraa.
In Idlib Governorate, three civilians were killed and several others injured after the government forces' shelling of a residential area. In Hama Governorate, five soldiers were killed in clashes with the opposition Free Syrian Army fighters.
In Damascus countryside, one child was killed and scores injured when the government military planes bombed the residential neighborhoods with barrel bombs.
Heavy fighting and bombardment continued between the government and opposition forces in several cities across the nation as the government sought to regain control of the opposition-held areas and the opposition forces try to seize new ones.
In the meantime, Aleppo Governorate was the scene of the deadly clashes between two Islamist groups, the Organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an Al-Qaeda affiliate, and Jaish (army) Al-Mujahideen. The clashes between the two groups extended to over four towns in the governorate. (end) tk.ibi KUNA 040014 Jan 14NNNN