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War silences suburb of Damascus fought to oblivion

Rebels and government forces fought the district of Yarmouk to oblivion. Photo: ITV News

As the world's leaders at the G20 summit in St Petersburg talked of "paralysis" over Syria, mortar shells were being fired at regular five minute intervals from army positions in Damascus.

ITV News International Editor Bill Neely has spent the day in Yarmouk, a suburb in the south of the capital. It is now a ghost town - an area emptied by war:

It seems a very long way from the G20 gathering.

It is a summit that won't solve Syria's crisis, won't end the war and won't stop American missiles - weapons which won't stop the street battles here.

– ITV News International Editor Bill Neely reporting from Damascus
Bullet holes in the abandoned Syrian district of Yarmouk