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Pro-Syrian Forces Counter Rebel Assault in Damascus

Syrian forces on Monday counter-attacked rebels in the capital, Damascus, a day after the opposition fighters staged a surprise assault on government-held neighborhoods in the northeastern part of the city. Witnesses reported seeing pro-government warplanes active over Damascus, though it was not clear if they were Syrian or from ally Russia, which has been fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad. Monday's clashes included the Jobar neighborhood, where on Sunday opposition...

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