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80 killed in clashes near Syrian capital, activists say

Arab World Materials 19 March 2012 11:26 (UTC +04:00)
80 killed in clashes near Syrian capital, activists say
80 killed in clashes near Syrian capital, activists say

More than 80 people were killed in heavy clashes Monday between the opposition Free Syrian Army rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on the outskirts of Damascus, activists said dpa reported

"Some 50 members of the government forces were killed, among them an officer," Haytham al-Abdullah, an activist in Damascus told dpa.

A resident in the capital said Monday that a heavy deployment of government troops was taking place across the capital. "The city looks like a barracks," he said.

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