Activists: Syrian army shelling kills 6 children

July 24, 2012 15:52

AMMAN - A Syrian army bombardment killed at least six children and four other civilians on Tuesday in the town of Herak on the southern Hauran Plain, opposition activists said, and a video showed mangled bodies laid out in a local hospital.

"Artillery and mortar rounds hit several residential streets in Herak. Most of the children who were killed were living on the same street," Shams al-Horani, one of the activists, told Reuters by phone from the city of Deraa, birthplace of the 16-month-old revolt against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

"The army is shelling Herak, al-Nuiameh, Dael, Khirbat Ghazaleh and Old Deraa from the Malaab al-Baladi (football stadium) in Deraa," she added.

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