Monday, July 16, 2012

Armor heads for Damascus districts after heavy clashes

"(Reuters) - Clashes between rebels and government forces erupted for a second day in the Syrian capital on Monday, activists said, in some of the fiercest fighting to hit Damascus since the 17-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began.

Armored vehicles rolled into the southern district of Midan and snipers deployed on rooftops, residents said. Heavy machine gun fire could be heard in video uploaded by activists in the area.

"Security forces entered the neighborhood, there is a real war going on right now," a resident in Midan said....."

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