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While the world talks, Syrians fight

While the world talks, Syrians fight
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The spotlight has been on diplomacy around the Syrian crisis in recent days, but in the meantime there has been no let-up in the fighting.

The same places that America is convinced were hit by chemical weapons, including Ghouta and Mouadamiya, are said to have been pounded with conventional munitions as Damascus’ suburbs continue to defy Bashar al-Assad.

In Idlib there has been heavy fighting for control of the town of Ariha, which controls an important highway from Latakia to Aleppo, Syria’s biggest city.

Elsewhere in Idlib province people in Kafr Nabl have been out on the streets calling on US President Barack Obama to start bombing. One of the banners implored America to “just do it.”