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Syria braced for decisive confrontation

A bomb blast rocked the Syrian state TV headquarters wounding several people just two days after the army said it had seized the last rebel-held area of the capital

Syria braced for decisive confrontation
A Syrian man inspects damages after a blast rocked the headquarters of the Syrian state television in Damascus on August 6, 2012. A bomb blast rocked the Syrian state TV headquarters wounding several people just two days after the army said it had seized the last rebel-held area of the capital. (AFP/Getty Images)
Syria braced for decisive confrontation
Syrian security forces inspect damages after a blast rocked the headquarters of the Syrian state television in Damascus on August 6, 2012. A bomb blast rocked the Syrian state TV headquarters wounding several people just two days after the army said it had seized the last rebel-held area of the capital. (AFP/Getty Images)
Syria braced for decisive confrontation
A picture shows a damaged office after a blast rocked the headquarters of the Syrian state television in Damascus on August 6, 2012. A bomb blast rocked the Syrian state TV headquarters wounding several people just two days after the army said it had seized the last rebel-held area of the capital. (AFP/Getty Images)
Syria braced for decisive confrontation
A Syrian rebel fighter stands amidst empty ammunition boxes belonging to Syrian government forces after rebels captured a checkpoint in the village of Anadan, about five kilometres (3.8 miles) northwest of Aleppo, on July 30 2012, after a 10-hour battle. The strategic checkpoint of Anadan secures the rebel fighters free movement between the northern city of Aleppo and Turkey, a Free Syrian Army commander and an AFP journalist said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Syria braced for decisive confrontation
Syrian rebels capture an army tank in a neighbourhood currently under their control in the northern city of Aleppo on August 4, 2012. Syria's armed forces pounded the rebel-held Salaheddin district of Aleppo from the air and ground, with violence also raging in the Shaar and Sukkari districts, according to reporters in the area and a rebel commander. (AFP/Getty Images)
Syria braced for decisive confrontation
Syrian rebel fighters stand around an anti-aircraft machinegun mounted on a truck in the northern city of Aleppo on August 4, 2012. Syria's armed forces pounded the rebel-held Salaheddin district of Aleppo from the air and ground, with violence also raging in the Shaar and Sukkari districts, according to reporters in the area and a rebel commander. (AFP/Getty Images)
Syria braced for decisive confrontation
Civilians watch as Syrian rebels capture an army tank in a neighbourhood currently under their control in the northern city of Aleppo on August 4, 2012. Syria's armed forces pounded the rebel-held Salaheddin district of Aleppo from the air and ground, with violence also raging in the Shaar and Sukkari districts, according to reporters in the area and a rebel commander. (AFP/Getty Images)
Syria braced for decisive confrontation
Syrian army troops are deployed on August 4, 2012 in the Damascus suburb of Tadamun, the scene of heavy fighting earlier. The Syrian army now has the whole of the capital under its control, a brigadier-general told journalists visiting the southern neighbourhood which the general said was retaken by government forces in the afternoon, adding that it was the last rebel bastion in the city to revert to army hands. (AFP/Getty Images)
Syria braced for decisive confrontation
Syrian rebel fighters shoot during target practice in Daraya on August 4, 2012. The Syrian army said today it has seized the last rebel-held district of the capital as insurgents in the strategic northern city of Aleppo came under heavy bombardment by regime forces. (AFP/Getty Images)
Syria braced for decisive confrontation
Syrian rebel fighters shoot during target practice in Daraya on August 4, 2012. The Syrian army said today it has seized the last rebel-held district of the capital as insurgents in the strategic northern city of Aleppo came under heavy bombardment by regime forces. (AFP/Getty Images)