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Carrion rebels are taking the fight to the capital of Damascus it's a move aimed at putting additional pressure on the regime and hitting the heart of president -- power.
But that strategy is coming -- a bloody cost witnesses say a mortar slammed into a ninth grade classroom in a Damascus suburb.
State media early reported thirty dead.
But a Syrian official now says the mortar killed thirteen children and the teacher.
The latest innocent victims of an uprising that has tossed a country into chaos.
Team bunch of things she's now the fox -- -- correspondent Jonathan Hunt at the UN and Jonathan this looks like the beginning of -- -- the game to many.
Yeah it certainly does the rebels have clearly taken the decision -- within the past week.
That they cannot bring about the downfall of the -- Sadr regime without taking the battle directly to the capital Damascus.
They do not however yet have the firepower.
To win -- won the big final assault so this is likely to be a war of attrition within Damascus itself.
I'm president of the -- has gathered his.
Hot and best of trained troops are rammed his strongholds within the capital.
So this may well go on but days but clearly according to a lot of experts the -- -- -- on president as sad -- is growing it day by day.
And that is why there is the concern about the use of these chemical weapons because they say in many ways now president that's -- it is like a cornered rat chapped.
Jonathan still so many questions about what happens after outside.
Yeah that's one of the problems here for the international community we have heard again and again just how many factions -- off.
Among the rebels have many moderates out how many hardline islamists -- that the fact that there al-Qaeda fighters there as well so when the president aside goes and everybody accepts.
It is a question of when that question is want.
Happens next and many are predicting a blood bath will follow as all those competing groups -- tried to gain the upper hand.
And get power in what will obviously be something other power vacuum when -- -- go to once again it raises the question of those chemical weapons.
And who might control them off -- a -- becomes a part of history show Jonathan Hunt raping our coverage from the United Nations.
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