Insight: Divided Damascus confronted by all-out war

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DAMASCUS (Reuters) – MiG warplanes roar low overhead to strike rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad on the fringes of Damascus, while artillery batteries pound the insurgents from hills overlooking a city divided between all-out war and a deceptive calm. Whole families can be obliterated by air raids that miss their targets. Wealthy Syrians or their children are kidnapped. Some are returned but people tell grim tales of how others are tortured and dumped even when the ransom is paid. People also tell of prisoners dying under torture or from infected wounds; of looting by the government’s feared shabbiha militias or by rebels fighting to throw out the Assad family. That is one…

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