General Jayez Mousa, a commander of Dumir Military airbase, the most important military airport in Syria, has threatened to "wipe off the map" the city of Dumir unless the rebels give up fighting there and return ammunition they commandeered from army depots, local source told Zaman al-Wasl.
Warplanes from the airport struck Dumeir city, 46 km east Damascus on Monday, killing at least 22 people, including two women and ten children, in a series of strikes with explosive barrels, the local revolutionary council reported.
The strikes hit the northern neighborhood of the city, also wounding dozens of people. All the victims were civilians, activists said.
Activists also reported the use of surface-to-surface missiles by regime army forces.
Many locals in the city have blamed Zahran Alloush, the commander of the Islamic Army for breaking the two-year truce between rebels and regime army, even if it was fragile, they said.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer