Activists have told Reuters that three people have been killed in tank and sniper fire in the Damascus suburb of Harasta.
Rebels in a northern town close to the Turkish border also reported one of their fighters was shot dead by a sniper early on Friday and a Reuters journalist in the town heard what sounded like four rounds of tank fire.
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