Opposition: Army bombardment on eastern Damascus kills 32

By REUTERS
August 27, 2012 17:55

AMMAN - Syrian army shelling and helicopter attacks on the outskirts of Damascus killed at least 32 people on Monday, opposition activists said.

Six of the dead were killed in the Damascus suburb of Jobar, where activists said a Syrian helicopter was downed earlier in the day, they said.

Footage released by opposition campaigners showed 20 bodies on the floor of a mosque in the adjacent neighborhood of Zamalka, including three children.

Activists said the rest of the casualties were reported killed in helicopter and mortar bombardment on residential areas in the suburbs of Irbin, Harasta, Kfar Batna and Muleiha, in the east and northeastern outskirts of the capital.


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