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World Aftermath of the shelling in the Midan district of Damascus
Syria: Videos Document A Sharply Escalating Conflict

An attack on Wednesday in the Syrian capital Damascus, killed President Bashar Al Assad’s key security aides, marking an important escalation in the 16-month-old conflict between the Syrian regime and opposition forces. On Thursday, activists reported continuous fighting in neighborhoods encircling the capital Damascus. The same day, Russia and China vetoed a United Nations Security Council’s resolution that would have sanctioned the Syrian government for failing to implement an international peace plan.

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