Syrian army batters parts of Damascus, 47 killed




 
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Syrian army batters parts of Damascus, 47 killed
 
August 23rd, 2012  
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Syrian army batters parts of Damascus, 47 killed
AMMAN/ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - The Syrian army shelled southern Damascus on Wednesday and helicopters fired rockets and machineguns during an assault meant to shore up President Bashar al-Assad's grip on the capital 17 months into an uprising, opposition activists said. The army has this week used tanks and helicopter gunships in an offensive around Damascus that coincided with the departure of U.N. military observers, their mission to stop the bloodshed and nudge Syria towards a peaceful transition a failure. ...




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