Syrian army shells Damascus district after truce

AMMAN - Syrian troops stationed on a mountain overlooking Damascus fired artillery barrages late on Thursday at a southern neighborhood of the capital, witnesses said, hours after Syria's army command accepted a UN-proposed ceasefire.
The shelling targeted Hajar al-Aswad, a poor neighborhood inhabited by refugees from the Golan Heights.
Rebels have been using the heights to launch operations against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, several activists and residents of the capital said.
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