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June 9, 2012 5:00 pm

Explosions Rock Damascus as Heavy Fighting Continues

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The General Establishment of Post in Damascus, Syria with images of presidents Hafez al-Assad and his son Bashar al-Assad, and the Syrian flag draped on the building. Photo: wiki commons.

Sydney Morning Hearld/AP – Explosions are rocking Damascus as Syrian troops clash with rebels in some of the heaviest fighting yet in the capital in the 15-month uprising against President Bashar Assad.

Troops have also unleashed a heavy assault to retake a rebel-held neighbourhood in a central flashpoint city, blasting it with heavy bombardment.

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