AMMAN - A firefight broke out on Friday in a poor district of Damascus between loyalist forces and rebels battling against Syrian President Bashar Assad's rule, a witness and activists said, the nearest fighting to the center of the city in an 11-month uprising.
Members of the Free Syrian Army fought for four hours with armored backed troops who entered al-Qaboun neighborhood in the north of the capital, they said, adding that the rebels sustained several casualties but it was not known if any were killed.
There was no word on any casualties among loyalist forces.
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