Rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al Assad have declared Damascus International Airport a battle zone, warning civilians and airlines they would approach it "at their own risk".
Rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al Assad have declared Damascus International Airport a battle zone, warning civilians and airlines they would approach it \"at their own risk\".
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Fighting around the capital city has intensified over the past week, prompting predictions among Western opponents of Mr Assad that an endgame is approaching in a 20-month-old conflict that has killed 40,000 people.
Syria's Government, however, says the army is driving rebels back from positions in the suburbs and outskirts of Damascus.
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