The troopers carried out the operation on Sunday in a bid to clear the neighborhood of heavily-armed rebels.
Fierce clashes between government forces and the rebels were also reported in the Mazzeh district on the outskirts of the capital.
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Yes, just like Saddam Hussain had WMD that were never found because they did not exist. They were only needed to justify the criminal war of aggression.
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