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Mortar fire at a funeral in Syria

Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 00:56

Aug. 8 - Amateur video purports to show a mortar shell exploding during a funeral procession in Deraa. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A mortar shell interrupts a funeral service in Syria. Amateur video which could not be independently verified by Reuters shows people running for cover in Deraa. This comes as the conflict in Syria intensifies. Troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad thrust into Aleppo Wednesday, forcing defenders to fall back in fierce fighting. Rights groups say more than 60 people were killed in Syria Wednesday. They put Tuesday's death toll at more than 240.

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Mortar fire at a funeral in Syria

Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 00:56