Fierce fighting erupted between the Syrian army and rebels near the prime minister's office in Damascus on Wednesday, an AFP journalist said.
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The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Adbel Rahman, told AFP that the clash erupted after rocket-propelled grenades were fired on the two buildings.
No casualties have been reported.
The reporter said there was a lot of black smoke around the buildings and that security forces were checking the identities of people in the area.