Syrian capital sees heaviest fighting of uprising

March 19th, 2012  
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Topic: Syrian capital sees heaviest fighting of uprising

A heavy firefight broke out on Monday between Free Syrian Army rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in a main district of the Syrian capital Damascus that is home to several security installations, witnesses said. They said the sound of heavy machinegun fire and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) echoed through the heavily guarded al-Mezze district. There was no immediate word on casualties but residents said by telephone the fighting was intense. "There is fighting near Hamada supermarket and the sound of explosions there and elsewhere in the neighborhood. ...


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