Heavy fighting in Syrian capital

Associated Press
A Syrian rebel runs with his AK-47 towards a Syrian army checkpoint in a suburb of Damascus, Syria, on Saturday March 17, 2012. Two suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in near-simultaneous attacks on heavily guarded intelligence and security buildings in the Syrian capital Damascus Saturday, killing at least 27 people. (AP Photo)

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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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