Syrian army shells southern Damascus, two-year-old killed: Watchdog
BEIRUT (AFP) - Syrian troops pounded several flashpoint districts in southern Damascus on Sunday, a watchdog said, as warplanes bombarded rebel-held towns in the suburbs of the capital.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the army shelled the south Damascus districts of Assali, Al-Hajar Al-Aswad and Yarmuk, a Palestinian refugee camp, where a young child was killed.
Activists in the camp said the victim Yara Abu Shaira was not yet two years old.
"Because of the shelling and clashes in the area, people fled the outer edges of the camp inwards, seeking safety," a Palestinian-Syrian activist told AFP via the Internet.