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Helicopter shot down Monday in Damascus

Posted: 7:25 AM, Aug 28, 2012
Updated: 2012-08-28 07:25:09-04
Helicopter shot down Monday in Damascus

Rebels claim to have shot down a Syrian helicopter that was attacking a neighborhood.

The crash happened yesterday in Damascus.

Heavy fighting broke out between rebels and troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the district, witnesses said.

Nearly 300 people were killed over the weekend in a Damascus suburb.