Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Heavy fighting erupts in Syria after a suicide bombing

AMMAN (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted in Damascus on Wednesday as rebels launched an offensive against President Bashar Assad's forces, breaking a lull in the conflict, opposition activists said.

Assad's forces also came under attack in the east of the country, where a suicide car bomb struck a military intelligence compound in the city of Palmyra, causing dozens of casualties, they said.