5,000 people fleeing Syria daily as fighting rages on, U.N. says
BEIRUT — Intense fighting between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters continued around Damascus, the capital, on Friday, and U.N. officials said some 5,000 people are now fleeing the country daily.
Activists reported heavy shelling by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad on opposition-held eastern Ghouta and southern neighborhoods in response to an offensive this week by rebel groups...
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