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A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon against Syrian Army positions in the Amariya district in Aleppo, Syria. (AP)
A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon against Syrian Army positions in the Amariya district in Aleppo, Syria. (AP)

Despite the ongoing fighting in Syria, some kids went back to school this week. The Syrian government says thousands of schools have been damaged and closed, or are being used by people displaced by the violence. The BBC's Lyse Doucet reports from the Syrian capital, Damascus.

This segment aired on September 20, 2012.

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