Heavy fighting in Syrian capital

Associated Press
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers and security officers inspect the blast area in front of a damaged building of the air intelligence forces, which was attacked by one of two explosions, in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Two "terrorist explosions" struck security targets in the Syrian capital Saturday morning, killing a number of civilians and security forces, the country's state news agency said. The report said preliminary reports indicated they blasts were caused by car bombs that hit the aviation intelligence department and the criminal security department. (AP Photo/SANA)

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Rebels fought government forces in Damascus on Mar. 19, in the most violent gun battles the Syrian capital has seen since the start of the year-long revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, opposition activists said.

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