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Heavily Armed Syrian rebels move in on key Damascus neighborhood

2 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

(CNN) -- Intense fighting between Syrian rebels and government forces erupted Monday in the Damascus neighborhood of al-Mazzeh, the site of embassies, security buildings and the homes of some members of the president's inner circle, opposition activists said. At least 18 members of the security forces were injured, according to the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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Rebels circle Damascus airport; Russia, U.S. downbeat

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

Rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared Damascus International Airport a battle zone on Friday, while Moscow and Washington both sounded glum about the prospects of a diplomatic push to end the conflict.F... Read Post

Syrian vice president says neither side can win war

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (2 years ago)

Farouq al-Sharaa has rarely been seen since the Syrian revolt erupted and is not part of the president's inner circle directing the fight against Sunni rebels. But he is the most prominent figure to say in public that Assad will not... Read Post

Key members of Syrian president's inner circle killed

News : CNN's This Just In (2 years ago)

Syria's defense minister and deputy defense minister were killed Wednesday in a blast at a national security building in Damascus, state media reported. The attack brings the bloodshed in Syria well into President Bashar al-Assad's ... Read Post


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