A helicopter falls from the sky on the outskirts
of Damascus. Gunfire can also be heard in the wake of the crash in this amateur video,
which cant be independently verified. Syria continues to be the centre of conflict,
which began with an uprising against President Assad in 2011. The UN says more than 100 thousand people
have died since war began. Government officials are due to attend peace talks – in the hope
of being an end to the violence – in Switzerland next week.