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From the ground in Damascus, amid a civil war

The civil war in Syria has struck the heart of the country's capital city, Damascus.

Wednesday, opposition forces landed a deadly blow to at least three of the country's most powerful senior aides.

A bomb exploded at a high level meeting, killing a general, the country's defence minister and his deputy. The deputy is also President Bashar Al-Assad's brother-in-law.

Today, the UN Security Council will decide on a resolution for more sanctions against the Assad regime.

But between the bullets and the bombings are ordinary civilians, people who have no choice but to wait the battle out.

One of those people is Sami. We can't use his real name because he fears speaking out could compromise his safety.

We spoke to him from his home in Damascus.
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