Smokes fills the streets in suburban Damascus following a government airstrike. Residents battle fires in the chaos of the aftermath. A desperate man searches for loved ones. The video which could not be independently verified by Reuters comes as rights groups say more than 30 people were killed in the strike. Cars are covered in rubble. Fires burn in the streets in what has increasingly become more common near the government's seat of power. The UN says more than 70,000 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising began in March 2011-- in a struggle that still shows no sign of ending.
Feb. 20 - Amateur videos appear to show aftermath of Syrian air strike in Damascus suburbs. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. ( Transcript )
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