Elsewhere, in central Syria, government forces closed the vital Damascus-Aleppo highway because of clashes with Daesh militants nearby.
The attack on Damascus comes just days before a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva aiming to put an end to Syria's six-year war.
The intensity of the Syrian army's counterattack on Monday forced the rebels to retreat from most of the areas they captured that day in an industrial area that separated Qaboun from Jobar.
Though rebels retain some territory in suburbs around Damascus, the Syrian military has greatly reduced the rebel presence in the area over the past several months, surrounding areas and forcing the rebels to agree to evacuation deals which have greatly reduced their numbers.
The government dispatched some of its elite forces to halt the offensive, which began shortly before sunrise with two suicide bombers from an al-Qaida-linked group.
For its part Israel has said that it does not usually inform Moscow ahead of time when it will carry out an air strike.
Russia's foreign ministry yesterday summoned Israel's ambassador over air strikes close to Moscow's forces near the historic Syrian city of Palmyra.
The military says it managed to push the rebels back.
In February, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the settlement is illegal as it is built on privately-owned Palestinian land. The American envoy also paid visits to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and to King Abdullah in Amman, Jordan.
The state Department of Labor reports the state unemployment rate in January was 3.3%, the same as the rate in December. Employment in other service, including repair-maintenance services and membership organizations, rose by 1,900.
Whether or not the Tech controller series will be quite as good quality as the Pro controllers remains to be seen. This new Xbox Wireless Controller will cost $69.99 and it will be available worldwide starting April 25.
They also support giving states flexibility to use work requirements and asset tests for people trying to enroll. To help offset new costs, the law required that all people of a certain income buy health insurance.
Cincinnati continued its reputation as a defensive threat by holding Kansas State to 38.9 percent shooting from the field. But now he faces a Michigan State team in the first round that is making its 20th consecutive trip to the "Big Dance".
The thing is Wisconsin struggled heavily down the stretch and their offense was at fault on a number of those nights. I even mentioned to the guys having to being willing to die for the opportunity to play in a national championship.
President Donald Trump considers options to accelerate the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict with anti-government protests six years ago.
Which is why was she there in the first place? Trump did not defend the substance of his accusation on Friday afternoon. He said Germany must stump up more money to the United States in order to cover the cost of the defence it provides.
The Jets , who ranked 17th in pass defense in 2016, released seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis last week. Carr never produced like many expected when he signed a five-year, $50 million contract before the 2012 season.
Now, the devastated mom had learned why the sitter's 911 call never went through, and she's blaming the city for her son's death. T-Mobile has sent its top engineers to Dallas to fix with the city calls a life-threatening problem with its mobile phones.
Anthony Martial will not be available for Manchester United's Europa League clash with FC Rostov, despite training on Wednesday. United heeded the warning and pressed hard for the opener, with Ibrahimovic heading over from Antonio Valencia's cross.
It came as a surprise to the global shipping industry as worldwide patrols had suppressed pirate hijackings for several years. The Aris 13 on Monday reported being approached by two skiffs, John Steed with the organization Oceans Beyond Piracy said.
The metal's nine-session slide that ended Friday had marked the longest streak of declines since July 2015, FactSet data showed. A weaker dollar typically strengthens the investment appeal of precious metals, which are priced in the US currency.
Gribble appeared genuinely surprised his interaction with the gator was newsworthy, and had no idea it was caught on video. Golfer Cody Gribble walked up on one of these fine creatures on the edge of a fairway and chose to get it out of there.
Polls opened at 6:30 am local time and already Wilders, Prime Minister Rutte, and several other politicians have cast their vote. Mr Wilders has led a fiery campaign, pledging to shut down the country's borders, ban the Koran and close mosques.
A toxicology result has revealed the attacker at Orly Airport over the weekend had consumed a cocktail of drugs and alcohol. French authorities are treating the attack at Orly airport as a terrorist incident, and have placed three people in custody.
Svetlana Kuznetsova is relishing the prospect of taking on fellow Russian Elena Vesnina in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday. Vesnina, seeded No. 14 here, had trailed No. 8-seeded Kuznetsova , 1-4, in the second set before she won four straight games.
And Koeman, who is in his first year at the Goodison helm, believes his team can improve upon this season's encouraging results. I spoke to Rom this morning and I know it is hard but if you are a player prepare yourself to play good and score goals.
The series opens with Danny Rand ( Finn Jones ) staggering into the corporation his parents oversaw, bearded and shoeless. It's finally time to shake hands with Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist . "It wasn't a radioactive spider or gamma radiation".
Automatic bid: Opposite of at-large berths, automatic bid teams are their conference winners and are placed into the tournament. For those wondering about other CBS Programming impacted by the tournament, don't worry, you aren't missing anything.
Sizing John had been a runner-up seven times over two miles to Douvan, and Power suggested running the horse over further. It was a first success for trainer Jessica Harrington- who described is as beginner's luck- and for jockey Robbie Power .
The San Mateo, California-based company also merged teams internationally where there were duplicate roles across regions. The second layoff, according to the company, was done after a thorough review of its operations.
If you have ranked one character up to level 20, you can use the Source Crystals to level other characters up to the same level. While Source Crystals aren't created to impact progression in the game, they do allow for a bit of a shortcut.
The Vikings did not pick up the option on Peterson's contract and, on Thursday, confirmed they would be moving on from him. Peterson, however, is 31, and running backs - even the best ones - can rapidly go downhill at that age.