Opposition calls on Damascus to rise up

Syria's capital remains a power base for Assad, but activists and armed opposition are hopeful this will change.

     

    “Damascus, here we come” was the latest rallying cry of Syria’s anti-government protests on Friday.

    The slogan seems to indicate that opposition fighters have their sights on the capital, as government forces continue to pound opposition-strongholds across the country.

    Damascus is increasingly becoming the focus of opposition activity amid the occurrences of bombings, hit-and-run attacks, and demonstrations that are quickly stamped out.

    Beyond that, however, Damascus remains a fortress of government control.

    Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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