Clashes reported near government headquarters in Syria

Reuters , Thursday 19 Jul 2012

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

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

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