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Syrian soldiers seen chasing rebels in Damascus

07-19-2012 00:41 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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Syrian government soldiers have been seen shooting in a Damascus neighbourhood.

This happened a few hours after a suicide bomber struck the National Security building, killing the defence minister and President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law.

The state-run news agency SANA said soldiers were chasing rebels in the neighbourhood of Midan, causing great losses among them. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said army helicopters attacked the neighbourhoods of Qaboun and Bar'zeh.

Meanwhile, the opposition forces were seen storming what they say is a security post in southern Damascus.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CNTV.CN

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