As the conflict continues between the Syrian government and opposition fighters, rebels declared on Saturday their intent to take control of Damascus International Airport, citing it as a "legitimate target." Cutting off airport access, a spokesperson said, will also make it much more difficult for the government to receive military supplies. Defending the decision, another fighter claimed, "It will send a very strong political message to the regime," which has already lost two other air bases near the capital. "It will be a moral victory, to say the least."
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