Heavy fighting in Syrian capital

Associated Press
Syrian security officers gather in front the damaged building of the aviation intelligence department, which was attacked by one of two explosions, in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Twin bombings struck government targets in the Syrian capital early Saturday, killing security forces and civilians and leaving pools of blood and carnage in the streets, according to state-run television. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

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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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