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A handout picture released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network on July 17, 2012 shows opponents to the regime blocking the roads with burning tires in Damascus Jobar neigbourhood on July 16. Syria's military deployed armoured vehicles near central Damascus as troops battled rebels around the capital in what activists said could be a turning point in the 16-month uprising.
A handout picture released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network on July 17, 2012 shows opponents to the regime blocking the roads with burning tires in Damascus Jobar neigbourhood on July 16. Syria's military deployed armoured vehicles near central Damascus as troops battled rebels around the capital in what activists said could be a turning point in the 16-month uprising.

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Violence erupts within sight of Syria's presidential palace, as CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Fighting rages around Damascus

Violence erupts within sight of Syria's presidential palace, as CNN's Ivan Watson reports.