Syrian regime forces on Tuesday bombarded outskirts of the rebel-held town of Yabrud, the last opposition stronghold in the strategic Qalamoun region north of Damascus, a monitoring group said.

“The next operation in Qalamoun is most likely going to be Yabrud, the last opposition stronghold,” Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

In an email, the Observatory said regime forces “pounded the outskirts of Yabrud and the Rima area and the outskirts of the town of Nabak.” […]