This image from amateur video AP obtained from Ugarit News has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting and shows a rebel firing a weapon Friday around a corner at Syrian government forces in Damascus. Fighting around the Syrian capital has intensified in recent days as rebels press a battle they hope will lead to the collapse of President Bashar Assad's regime after 20 months of conflict.
This image from amateur video AP obtained from Ugarit News has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting and shows a rebel firing a weapon Friday around a corner at Syrian government forces in Damascus. Fighting around the Syrian capital has intensified in recent days as rebels press a battle they hope will lead to the collapse of President Bashar Assad's regime after 20 months of conflict.
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published Friday, December 7th, 2012
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BEIRUT — Syrian rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad set their sights Friday on the capital’s international airport in a bid to cut off the regime’s supplies, clashing with government troops nearby and again forcing the closure of the airport road.

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