Monday, March 19, 2012

Al-Jazeera Video: Activist in Damascus speaks on the reports of fighting in Mezzeh

"Heavy fighting has broken out between opposition fighters 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.

The sound of heavy machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades echoed throughout the night from the western neighbourhood of al-Mezzeh, one of the most heavily guarded areas of the capital, residents told the Reuters news agency by telephone on Monday.

Omar al Khani, an activist in Damascus, tells Al Jazeera that a series of explosions occurred in the city overnight."

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