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Heavy shelling in Damascus

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 01:23

April 3 - Amateur video purports to show heavy shelling in the Syrian capital as people search for survivors in the rubble in Aleppo. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Heavy shelling in Damascus. Amateur video which could not be independently verified by Reuters appears to show parts of Syria's Capital City under attack. The video comes amid reports of a new exodus flowing from Syria as fighting edges closer to the heart of Damascus. Those who swore they would never flee are selling belongings to escape a battle now raging on their doorsteps. March was the bloodiest month to date in Syria's more than two-year-old civil war, with an estimated 6,000 people killed. Footage from Aleppo shows residents climbing through rubble in search of signs of life. A man turns to the camera and asks -- "this is what Basha al-Assad promised us? This is reform? He and his family and supporters are worth less than a shoe" More than 1 million Syrian refugees have already left, with thousands more fleeing daily -- in a war that has already claimed 70,000 lives.

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Heavy shelling in Damascus

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 01:23