Fight rages for Syrian road

Regime warplanes, troops battle rebels in Damascus

Posted: February 10, 2013 at 1:51 a.m.

Syrian troops backed by warplanes battled rebels for control of a key highway in Damascus on Saturday, a day after opposition forces cut off the strategic artery as part of what they say are efforts to lay the groundwork for an eventual assault on the heavily defended capital.

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