Shelling in Syria's Raqqa kills 20, at least eight children

BEIRUT Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:38pm GMT

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Government shelling in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa killed about 20 people, at least 8 of them children, a video posted by activists on Wednesday showed.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published a video showing rows of the blood-stained bodies laid out on blankets. The sound of crying relatives could be heard in the background.

The shelling hit the province's al-Qahtania village, but it was unclear when the attack happened.

(Reporting by Erika Solomon; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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joot wrote:
Assad can only be continuing to fight because the Russians and Chinese are helping him. They must be doing far more than the UN are aware of.

Dec 26, 2012 12:28pm GMT  --  Report as abuse
Wvandamme wrote:
Is this video of the same quality as the one of that so-called bakery? Joot: and these rebels can only continue fighting because the West and these Salafist supporting nations do send in the arms.

Dec 26, 2012 4:10pm GMT  --  Report as abuse
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