Mideast Syria

February 20, 2013 - 1:30 PM
This image taken from video obtained from Bambuser, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke and fire after a fighter jet crashed into a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. The United Nations says at least 70,000 people have been killed since the conflict began in March 2011 as an uprising against Bashar Assad’s rule. The revolt turned into a civil war that has taken increasingly sectarian overtones with mostly Sunni Muslim opposition forces fighting to topple the regime dominated by Alawites, an offshoot Shiite group.(AP Photo/Bambuser, SNN Hamouria via AP video)