Syrian army batters parts of Damascus, 47 killed




 
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Syrian army batters parts of Damascus, 47 killed
 
August 22nd, 2012  
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Syrian army batters parts of Damascus, 47 killed
AMMAN/ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian army shells crashed into southern Damascus on Wednesday and helicopters fired rockets and machineguns during an assault to shore up President Bashar al-Assad's grip on the capital 17 months into a popular uprising, opposition activists said. The army has used tanks and helicopter gunships this week in an offensive around Damascus that has coincided with the departure of U.N. military observers after a failed mission to stop the bloodshed and nudge Syria toward a peaceful transition. ...




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