A strong blast has occurred in the Syrian capital Damascus, says RT’s correspondent on the ground. Internet access has been cut off. According to security sources, the Syrian army has begun a counter attack to regain control of the capital.
RT’s correspondent Maria Finoshina said it was ”the loudest explosion heard in days”, with internet and WI-FI access disappearing immediately afterwards.
Black smoke rose from ruined homes and three bloodied corpses lay in a square in Midan in Damascus, AFP reported.
Government forces recaptured the rebellious district of Midan in a “fierce fight” earlier in the day, Syrian State TV reported.