Syria Conflict: Regime ‘Kills Dozens’ in Damascus

The Opposition has said that Syrian Government forces launched two operations in Damascus to root out rebel activists on Wednesday, killing at least 70

Troops reportedly went from house to house demanding to see people’s papers, and summarily executed many of their victims, according to activists.

Syrian state TV said “dozens of terrorists” surrendered or were killed in the operation.

Meanwhile, rebels said they attacked an airport near the second city of Aleppo.

One reporter in Lebanon says the momentum seems to be with the rebels, who have managed to open a direct corridor to the Turkish border.

He says they are clearly bent on making Aleppo the heart of a “liberated zone” in the north, which would hugely increase pressure on the government in Damascus.

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