July 27, 2012 – Thousands Flee Damascus As War Grinds On: Thousands of residents in Syria’s two largest cities fled their neighborhoods Thursday to escape violence, as the military built up its presence around rebel strongholds in Aleppo and renewed attacks on parts of Damascus. Pictured above, Syrians leave the center of Aleppo late Thursday, as residents reported government shelling in the city as well as in areas of the capital, Damascus.
Residents of two Damascus suburbs said government forces bombed their neighborhoods overnight with fighter jets and helicopters. Across the capital, extended families fleeing the Daraya, Qudsaya and the Yalda suburbs piled into public schools, vacant apartment blocks and cheap hotels. Click the link below for the complete story.
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