Syria

Syrian Rebels Shoot Down Fighter Jet

Plane was shot down in Deir Ezzor as fighting continues in Aleppo.

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Syrian forces rounded up residents in a massive raid in the central district of Damascus and bombarded rebel strongholds around the capital, as fighting also raged in the second city of Aleppo, activists have said.

Security forces reportedly arrested at least 21 people as they raided houses and shops in the centre of Damascus on Monday. Activists said the raid was the biggest operation of its kind in the city since the launch of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's regime in March last year.