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The US and Russia agreed to a political solution to Syria's civil war. Moscow said it would accept President Assad's departure. Countries in the region offered safe haven to Assad. Rebels threatened aircraft flying from Aleppo's international airport.
Rebels began an offensive to seize a strategic town in Hama province that lies along the main highway between Damascus and Aleppo. Government forces resumed launching SCUD missiles at rebel positions. Fighting subsided at a Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus.
After days of heavy fighting, rebel forces took control of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp south of Damascus. The government massed forces to retake the camp. Large numbers of Palestinian residents fled. Rebels made further gains in central Syria.
Saying neither side could win the conflict, Syria's vice president called for a negotiated settlement. Both Turkey and Iran put forward plans to end the conflict. The government warned that the rebels may use chemical weapons and blame the attack on the government.