Armed Syrian rebels have put several homes on fire in Damascus, while clashes intensified between government soldiers and rebels in the city of Aleppo.
Earlier on Sunday, security forces also stormed the capital’s Barzeh neighborhood to free the district of heavily-armed rebels.
Syria has been the scene of violence by armed groups since March 2011. The violence has claimed the lives of hundreds of people, including many security forces.
Damascus blames “outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, asserting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.