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Battles go on around Damascus
Yahoo/Reuters ^

Posted on 01/30/2012 5:41:39 AM PST by nuconvert

AMMAN (Reuters) - Street battles raged on the doorstep of the Syrian capital on Monday, as President Bashar al-Assad's troops sought to consolidate their grip on suburbs rebel fighters had taken only a few miles from the centre of Assad's power.

Activists and residents said Syrian troops now had control of Hamouriyeh, one of a cluster of districts where they have used armored vehicles and artillery to beat back rebels who came as close as eight km (five miles) to Damascus.

An activist said the Free Syrian Army - a force of military defectors with links to Syria's divided political opposition - mounted scattered attacks on government troops who advanced through the district of Saqba, held by rebels just days ago.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assad; damascus; freesyrianarmy; syria; syrianprotests

1 posted on 01/30/2012 5:41:45 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

I hope they take down the pro Iranian Assad and then the rebellion really takes off against the Mullah’s in Iran.

I know the facist Obama supported Islamic Brotherhood is a problem in Egypt and Lybia, but Assad and the Iranian Mullahs have to go and hopefully non “brotherhood” rebels will take over.

2 posted on 01/30/2012 5:52:23 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta

It’s liable to be Arabs versus Persians if it spreads to Iran.

3 posted on 01/30/2012 6:11:00 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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