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Syria - Feb 10, 2012 - 23:58

Last modified: 10 Feb 2012 20:58

A firefight broke out on Friday in a poor district of Damascus between loyalist forces and opposition fighters, a witness and activists said.

Members of the Free Syrian Army fought for four hours with armoured backed troops who entered al-Qaboun neighbourhood in the north of the capital, they said, adding that the fighters sustained several casualties but it was not known if any were killed. There was no word on any casualties among loyalist forces. [Reuters]