Opposition: Helicopter attack on Damascus suburb kills 12

By REUTERS
August 20, 2012 18:00

 
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AMMAN - A helicopter gunship attack on the Damascus suburb of Daraya killed at least 12 people on Monday and several other parts of the city came under aerial bombardment by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces, residents and opposition activists said.

A YouTube video, which could not be independently verified, showed several people with missing heads and limbs in the wake of the attack on the conservative Sunni Muslim southern suburb, from where Free Syrian army rebels have been operating.

Activists and residents also reported helicopter rocket and machine gun fire in the southwestern suburb of al-Mouadamiya and the eastern suburbs of Akraba and Deir al-Assafir, as well as the Damascus neighborhood of Kfar Souseh. An activist group earlier reported at least 12 dead in al-Mouadamiya.

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