Attacks kill 44 in and near Damascus
Published on Aug 4, 2014 6:12 AM
BEIRUT (AFP) - At least 44 people were killed in and near the Syrian capital Sunday in regime air strikes and rebel mortar fire, reports from a monitoring group and state media said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 32 people were killed in air raids on two rebel-held towns near Damascus.
Seventeen were killed in Douma, northeast of the capital, and 15 in Kfar Batna, to the east, said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman. A woman and child were killed in each of the towns.
State news agency SANA, meanwhile, said 12 people were killed in rebel mortar fire on southern districts of Damascus.
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