Armed rebels in Syria (file photo)

Syrian security forces are in full control of the capital, Damascus, following attempts by armed rebels to disrupt the security of the city, Press TV reports.

Syrian government officials said late Tuesday that the situation in Damascus was under total control, rejecting claims by some media outlets that armed terrorists had captured parts of the capital.

The Syrian forces have also clashed with terrorists in several other cities, including Idlib and Aleppo in the northwest of the country, causing heavy losses to the rebels.

On Tuesday, two explosions rocked Damascus but no casualties were reported.

Syria has been experiencing unrest ever since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.

The Syrian government says ‘outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists’ are behind the unrest while the opposition accuses the security forces of killing protesters.