Videos uploaded to social media appear to show bombing and fighting across Syria. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
THIS EDIT CONTAINS USER GENERATED CONTENT THAT WAS UPLOADED TO A SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE. IT HAS BEEN CHECKED BY REUTERS' SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM AND REVIEWED BY A SENIOR EDITOR. REUTERS IS CONFIDENT THE EVENTS PORTRAYED ARE GENUINE. Warfare on the streets in Syria's Duma. The video shows residents scrambling for life after what was said to be shelling by regime forces. The war has entered an even more violent phase since Russia began air strikes in support of President Bashar al-Assad. Differences over Assad's future remain the main obstacle in the way of diplomatic efforts in a conflict that has already killed more than 250,000 people. Explosions ripping through the country with gunfire have become part of everyday life. In Damascus, broken streets and shattered buildings. Syrian parties to the multi-sided conflict say they saw no end to fighting between rebels and the government, despite talks in Vienna on Friday that included Iran for the first time. Iran's supreme leader meanwhile said elections should be held to end the war, echoing a proposal by Russia that has been dismissed by President Bashar al-Assad's opponents as a ruse by his allies to keep him in power.