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A view of the war in Syria from the government side

Source: Reuters - Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:05 AM
Author: Reuters
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Syrian authorities take journalists to the Jobar area in the northeast of Damascus where rebels and government soldiers are fighting for control.

Syrian government head into the Jobar area of Damascus.

It's one of many frontlines in the war in Syria.

Things that were once part of every day life have been damaged and left behind.

They pass through broken homes.

They risk their own lives simply moving into another house.

The Sunni Muslim district on the edge of central Damascus is among the areas at the forefront of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Clashes between government forces and rebels are common place.

Many residents are long gone. Streets are empty -- littered with debris. Aid groups say nearly 4 million people have been displaced.

On Sunday Syrian authorities took journalists to the area for a first hand look at the front line.

A government solder points to an area held by rebel forces.

They open fire.

The war in Syria has already claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people.

World powers are locked in a stalemate over how to resolve the conflict -- with no sign that anyone is giving up.

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