Foreign ministers from the main supporters of the rebels trying to topple the Syrian government worked Saturday to increase pressure on President Bashar Assad, but the opposition demanded direct military involvement.
A Syrian government airstrike on a town in the country's northwest killed at least 20 people Saturday, shattering store fronts, setting cars ablaze and sending a giant plume of black and gray smoke into the sky.
Syrian rebels brought their fight within a mile of the heart of Damascus on Friday, seizing army checkpoints and cutting a key highway with a row of burning tires as they pressed their campaign for the heavily guarded capital, considered the likely endgame in the nearly 2-year-old civil war.
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