The opposition forces withdrew from the quarter because they lacked weapons and ammunition, al-arabia reported. At least 17 civilians and 12 soldiers are reported to have been killed in the fighting.
Opponents of president baschar al-assad called on friendly states to supply weapons. A newly formed military council should organize distribution. After the UN general assembly, the human rights council in geneva also condemned the assad regime for its continued violence against its own people.
Baba amro has been under constant fire for almost a month. The quarter paid to the main centers of resistance against assad. Syrian activists reported artillery attacks and casualty-filled battles between attacking forces and free syrian army deserters on thursday.