Syrian forces pound rebel-held areas of Damascus

In this Tuesday, April 2, 2013 image taken from video obtained from Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke from heavy shelling in the Jobar neighborhood in north Damascus, Syria. Syrian government warplanes and artillery pounded Damascus and its suburbs Tuesday, as rebels in the northern city of Aleppo launched an operation that aims to free hundreds of political detainees from the city's central prison, activists said. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian warplanes and artillery pounded opposition strongholds in Damascus and its suburbs Tuesday, as rebels in the northern city of Aleppo launched an operation to try to free hundreds of political detainees from the city's central prison, activists said.


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