The Battle of Damascus (2011-18): Every Day [Syrian Civil War]
Europa Universalis III - Battle of Damascus
Battle of Damascus
CNN on the front lines of the battle for Damascus
Battle of Damascus - Map Timelapse
The Battle of Damascus, also known as Operation Damascus Volcano, started on 15 July 2012 during the Syrian Civil War. It is unclear who started the battle. Thousands of rebels infiltrated Damascus from the surrounding countryside. Following this, according to some reports, the opposition forces launched an operation to capture the capital, while according to other reports, the military learned of the large-scale rebel operation beforehand and made a preemptive strike. Some reports even suggested the rebels launched the operation prematurely due to their plans being discovered by the security forces.