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Explosion near hotel in Syria

Syrian state television has reported a "terrorist explosion" near a hotel and government-run labour union in capital Damascus, according to Reuters.

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Footage shows Syrian rebels 'liberating airbase'

A video posted on YouTube claims to show Syrian rebels launching rockets towards the military airport in Taftanaz.

One of the rebels is heard to say, "operation to liberate the military airbase in Taftanaz".

Taftanaz lies near the highway between the capital Damascus and the northern city of Aleppo, a major front in the civil war.

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