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-- the body count in a badly fractured Syria is soaring.
Much of the capital city is a war zone tonight.
While government troops drove rebels from one section of to -- Damascus new battles cropped up in others and the situation was just as intense elsewhere.
Correspondent David Lee Miller shows us.
On the streets -- -- -- serious largest city chaos for -- as protesters police gunfire.
Amateur video released on the Internet I cannot be independently confirmed captured the -- Another recording appears to show rebel forces exchanging fire with government troops the latest clashes took place after the bloodiest day yet seventeen months of violence.
According to Syrian activists 310 people.
Were killed on Thursday including 217.
The death -- resulting from Wednesday's bombing that killed the country's defence minister and the brother in law president Bashir aside there has also increased.
Syria's intelligence chief who was wounded in the attack has died from his injuries.
At the United Nations the Security Council unanimously approved a resolution.
Excluding -- final thirty day extension to a force of 300 unpunished armed observers are.
Listen to the country to monitor is cease fire that never took place.
The force could remain long.
The Syrian government stopped using heavy weapons and overall violence -- refutes.
The US ambassador to the United Nations -- Washington would have preferred a resolution calling for economic sanctions.
She added other efforts will continue to -- -- democratic series.
-- the US approach will increasingly be.
To focus our efforts not.
-- so much in this council which is hit eight substantive dead end.
But -- also -- is strengthen and intensify our work with other countries and.
As a conflict escalated an estimated 30000 Syrians streamed across the border into Lebanon in the last 48 hours.
And at a border crossing -- Turkey rebel forces defaced photos of president decide.
Syrian leader's whereabouts are not known.
Russia's UN ambassador was asked how far Moscow can't go bust on Syrian ally would go to assure aside safety in the present us out there's no -- responsibility just you know I'm sure -- -- if Clinton.
Despite disagreement here at the United Nations over sanctions to pressure continues to build on the Assad regime.
Today the European Union announced plans to implement an arms embargo.
And to inspect ships and aircraft -- in the EU that might have suspicious cargo.
And heading to the embattled nation.
Britain generally know a lot outside the UN David Lee thank you they.
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