Syrian troops advance against rebels in key neighborhoods on edge of capital

  • by: ALBERT AJI , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 14, 2013 - 1:25 PM

DAMASCUS, Syria — Government troops fired tank shells and artillery in heavy clashes between Syrian forces and rebels Sunday on the edge of Damascus, where the military has been pushing its offensive to retake key districts that have been in opposition hands for months.

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