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Syrian jets bomb Damascus ring road to halt rebel push

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares to fire a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Abdullah

A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares to fire a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Abdullah

A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares to fire a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Abdullah
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Free Syrian Army fighters walk through a dust-filled stairwell after a comrade fired a B-10 recoilless rifle at Syrian Army soldiers in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Free Syrian Army fighters walk through a dust-filled stairwell after a comrade fired a B-10 recoilless rifle at Syrian Army soldiers in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Free Syrian Army fighters walk through a dust-filled stairwell after a comrade fired a B-10 recoilless rifle at Syrian Army soldiers in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Free Syrian Army fighter carries a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Abdullah

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Abdullah

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Abdullah
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A man stands in an empty street near a burning building hit by a mortar shell fired by Syrian Army soldiers, in the Zamalka neighbourhood of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man stands in an empty street near a burning building hit by a mortar shell fired by Syrian Army soldiers, in the Zamalka neighbourhood of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man stands in an empty street near a burning building hit by a mortar shell fired by Syrian Army soldiers, in the Zamalka neighbourhood of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Free Syrian Army fighters calibrate the scope of a rifle in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Abdullah

Free Syrian Army fighters calibrate the scope of a rifle in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Abdullah

Free Syrian Army fighters calibrate the scope of a rifle in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Abdullah
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A Free Syrian Army fighter walks after firing a B-10 recoilless gun at Syrian Army soldiers in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks after firing a B-10 recoilless gun at Syrian Army soldiers in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks after firing a B-10 recoilless gun at Syrian Army soldiers in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Free Syrian Army fighter carries ammunition for a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries ammunition for a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries ammunition for a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Free Syrian Army fighter watches Syrian Army positions before firing a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter watches Syrian Army positions before firing a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter watches Syrian Army positions before firing a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Free Syrian Army fighter walks through a dust-filled stairwell after a comrade fired a B-10 recoilless gun at Syrian Army soldiers in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks through a dust-filled stairwell after a comrade fired a B-10 recoilless gun at Syrian Army soldiers in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks through a dust-filled stairwell after a comrade fired a B-10 recoilless gun at Syrian Army soldiers in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Free Syrian Army members raise an Islamic flag on a rooftop after heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia

Free Syrian Army members raise an Islamic flag on a rooftop after heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia

Free Syrian Army members raise an Islamic flag on a rooftop after heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia
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Smoke comes out from a mosque tower during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia

Smoke comes out from a mosque tower during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia

Smoke comes out from a mosque tower during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia
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Smoke comes out from a mosque tower during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia

Smoke comes out from a mosque tower during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia

Smoke comes out from a mosque tower during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia
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Free Syrian Army members greet each other after heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia

Free Syrian Army members greet each other after heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia

Free Syrian Army members greet each other after heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia
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Smoke rises from a mosque and another building during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia

Smoke rises from a mosque and another building during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia

Smoke rises from a mosque and another building during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia
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A general view shows the Huzaifa Bin al-Yaman Mosque after fighting between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Bustan al Qasr district in Aleppo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A general view shows the Huzaifa Bin al-Yaman Mosque after fighting between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Bustan al Qasr district in Aleppo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A general view shows the Huzaifa Bin al-Yaman Mosque after fighting between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Bustan al Qasr district in Aleppo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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A view shows a damaged dome of the Huzaifa Bin al-Yaman Mosque after fighting between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Bustan al Qasr district in Aleppo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A view shows a damaged dome of the Huzaifa Bin al-Yaman Mosque after fighting between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Bustan al Qasr district in Aleppo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A view shows a damaged dome of the Huzaifa Bin al-Yaman Mosque after fighting between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Bustan al Qasr district in Aleppo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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A view shows rubbles in the damaged Huzaifa Bin al-Yaman Mosque after fighting between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Bustan al Qasr district in Aleppo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A view shows rubbles in the damaged Huzaifa Bin al-Yaman Mosque after fighting between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Bustan al Qasr district in Aleppo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A view shows rubbles in the damaged Huzaifa Bin al-Yaman Mosque after fighting between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Bustan al Qasr district in Aleppo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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A view shows rubbles in the damaged Huzaifa Bin al-Yaman Mosque after fighting between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Bustan al Qasr district in Aleppo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A view shows rubbles in the damaged Huzaifa Bin al-Yaman Mosque after fighting between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Bustan al Qasr district in Aleppo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A view shows rubbles in the damaged Huzaifa Bin al-Yaman Mosque after fighting between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Bustan al Qasr district in Aleppo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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A part of Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus is seen at night, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A part of Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus is seen at night, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A part of Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus is seen at night, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Free Syrian Army fighter gestures in an empty street in front of a burning building hit by a mortar shell fired by Syrian Army soldiers in the Zamalka neighbourhood of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter gestures in an empty street in front of a burning building hit by a mortar shell fired by Syrian Army soldiers in the Zamalka neighbourhood of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter gestures in an empty street in front of a burning building hit by a mortar shell fired by Syrian Army soldiers in the Zamalka neighbourhood of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A man tries to extinguish a fire from a balcony in a burning building hit by a mortar shell fired by Syrian Army soldiers, in the Zamalka neighbourhood of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man tries to extinguish a fire from a balcony in a burning building hit by a mortar shell fired by Syrian Army soldiers, in the Zamalka neighbourhood of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man tries to extinguish a fire from a balcony in a burning building hit by a mortar shell fired by Syrian Army soldiers, in the Zamalka neighbourhood of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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