Ongoing violent clashes and explosions occurred in many cities across the country, including Damascus and its suburbs, resulting in serious casualties. Residents are urged to avoid all travel to the country. Those already there should attend to personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people.
- In early May 2013, Israeli air strikes hit Syrian military facilities near Damascus, resulting in serious casualties.
- In mid January 2013, a series of explosion attacks occurred in the northern city of Aleppo, resulting in serious casualties.
- In late December 2012, an air strike occurred in Halfaya in the central Hama province, resulting in serious casualties.
- In early December 2012, a car bomb explosion occurred in Qatana, southwest of Damascus, resulting in serious casualties.
- In late November 2012, a number of car bomb explosions occurred in a south-eastern district of Damascus, resulting in serious casualties. Violent clashes also occurred near the airport of Damascus. Flight cancellations and disruptions to internet connections and mobile services were reported.
- In early May 2012, there were explosions in southern suburb of Damascus, resulting in serious casualties.
[ current OTA issued on 26 April 2011, 16:15 ]
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