Global Politics

Syria Crisis: War Closing in on Damascus

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A damaged area is pictured after a car bomb in Qatana, near Damascus December 13, 2012 in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. Sixteen people were killed and more than 25 wounded, including women and children, in a car bomb in Qatana, a town 25 kilometres (15 miles) southwest of Damascus, Lebanon's al-Manar television channel said on Thursday. Qatana is part of a string of outlying suburbs and towns where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces have been trying to push back rebels. The attack follows three bombs which exploded at the Interior Ministry on Wednesday evening, killing five. REUTERS/Sana (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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The civil war in Syria is closing in on the capital, Damascus. There have been a series of bomb attacks in and around the city this week. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with freelance reporter, Mikel Ayestaran, who left Damascus on Thursday.

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