U.N. monitors leave Syria, battles hit Damascus suburb




 
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U.N. monitors leave Syria, battles hit Damascus suburb
 
August 20th, 2012  
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U.N. monitors leave Syria, battles hit Damascus suburb
BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. military observers departed Damascus on Monday after a four-month mission in which they became helpless spectators of Syria's conflict, and activists said government forces launched air strikes near the capital that killed two dozen people. Helicopter gunships attacked Mouadamiya and Daraya, suburbs south of Damascus, activists and residents said, giving casualty tolls that could not be independently verified. "It seems they suspected that there were rebels in the area," said an activist in Daraya, speaking on condition of anonymity. ...




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