An inside view of Damascus

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An inside view of Damascus.

Video obtained by Reuters shows the aftermath of weeks of intense fighting in Syria's Capital city.

Burnt out cars are parked on the street.

A staircase stands in a blown out building.

Homes are shattered.

Many now survive on handouts.

Three weeks ago, intense fighting reached the streets of Damascus in an operation the rebels called "Damascus volcano."

But the Syrian army launched a major counter-offensive, recapturing most districts...

And with some 18,000 dead in a conflict that started last March there are more epitaphs to martyrs in city graveyards.

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