Smoke rises from the site of heavy shelling in the Jobar neighbourhood of Damascus
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BBC's Jeremy Bowen in Damascus amid heavy shelling

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, and the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, have said their talks about Syria's chemical weapons could lead to a wider initiative to end the conflict.

However, BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen says there has been "exceptionally heavy shelling" in Damascus, making any peace settlement feel distant.

  • 13 Sep 2013
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