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Fighting over ruins near Damascus

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 01:03

April 12 - Amateur video appears to show rebels clashing with government forces in rural Damascus. Nathan Frandino reports.

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As rebel forces sneak along a destroyed city street, a familiar sound echoes in the distance. With rubble at their feet and ammo dangling from their necks, they're moving into position. New amateur video appears to show the latest firefight from Eastern Ghouta in rural Damascus. Outside, more video appears to show a truck mounted anti-aircraft gun attempting to shoot down a government jet - apparently without success - at the same location. Reuters cannot independently verify the videos, which were posted on a social media website. The conflict is in its fourth year and the death toll has now topped 150,000, according to multiple groups. With what are said to be barrel bombs dropping in Deraa, that number will go nowhere but up.

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Fighting over ruins near Damascus

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 01:03