Fighting in Damascus city is 'the fiercest yet'

Fighting within Damascus city is "the fiercest yet" residents have told Reuters news agency.

There have been many reports of loud explosions and persistent gunfire in south Damascus.

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Syria rejects UN attack account

Syria has denied claims that it killed more than 100 people in an attack on the village of Tremseh. UN monitors are expected to return to the scene to try and work out what happened.