BEIRUT, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Shells fired from the east of Damascus could be heard landing in the centre of the Syrian capital on Thursday, a witness said, and local media reported that rockets and shells fired by Islamist insurgents had hit residential areas.
A witness in Damascus heard more than 30 bombardments in short succession. Local radio Sham FM also reported the blasts. Lebanon’s Hezbollah-run al-Manar television said the projectiles were fired by Islam Army, an insurgent group based in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital. (Writing by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)