Syria fighting closes in on capital

Damaged vehicles and debris are seen in Karm Chmchm near HomsBEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian army armored vehicles have clashed with rebels in Damascus in what residents said was the heaviest fighting in the capital since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began 17 months ago. The spread of hostilities into the Syrian capital comes as United Nations envoy Kofi Annan is visiting Moscow to promote a peace plan for Syria. On Tuesday, he will meet President Vladimir Putin, who has resisted Western calls to increase pressure on Assad. …

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