Clashes reported near government headquarters in Damascus

July 19, 2012 12:39

AMMAN - Clashes erupted on Thursday near the government headquarters in Damascus after rebels attacked forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, who have deployed armored vehicles and increased roadblocks across the city, activists and residents said.

At least one person was reported killed in the fighting in Ikhlas neighborhood adjacent to the Council of Ministers, a huge complex, and a Damascus University campus, they said.

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