SYRIA

Battles Rage in Damascus, Aleppo

The war for Syria's future is reaching a fever pitch as Assad-loyal forces storm rebel strongholds in Damascus and Aleppo. The military has deployed jets and helicopters to fire on high-density areas of Aleppo, the nation's largest city, and new fighting has broken out in Damascus, the nation's capital. The offensive, intended to wrest power back for the ailing Assad regime, has become methodical. Government snipers moved north through Aleppo to target rebels holed up at a major TV station on Saturday. Human rights groups said 110 people– including 88 civilians–were killed on Friday.