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Syrian tanks shell rebel areas outside Damascus

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 - 01:16

Jan. 30 - Amateur video purports to show heavy fighting in Syria a day after international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi warned the U.N. Security Council the country is ''breaking up.'' Deborah Gembara reports.

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Tanks prowled the streets of Daraya, located just outside of Damascus in this latest video posted to a social media website. Reuters cannot independently verify reports that government forces have taken back the rebel town -- but the images seemed to underscore international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi's claim that the the country is "breaking up." (Kaboom) Deraa --- the cradle of the uprising against President Bashar al Assad, was rocked by explosions and an a seemingly endless stream of gunfire. Twenty-two months of fighting in Syria has unnerved neighbouring Turkey to such an extent that Ankara has requested help from NATO ---Ships carrying U.S. PAtriot missiles arrived on the country's southern tip on Wednesday.

Syrian tanks shell rebel areas outside Damascus

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 - 01:16

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