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Syrian warplanes strike near capital

Regime fights rebels for strategic areas

Posted: January 14, 2013 at 5:01 a.m.

A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his gun in the Saif al-Dawlah neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on Sunday.

Syrian fighter jets on Sunday bombed Damascus suburbs in a government offensive to dislodge rebels from strategic areas around the capital, activists said, as clashes raged around army bases and airfields in the country’s north.

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A wounded civilian gets help after a mortar attack in the Saif al-Dawlah neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on Sunday. (By: ANDONI LUBAKI) (Credit: AP)

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