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Syria rebels bomb school in Damascus

12-05-2012 14:06 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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A mortar bomb explosion at a school in the suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus, has killed 29 students and a teacher. The state-run news agency SANA has blamed the attack on the rebel opposition.

The bomb hit the al-Batiha school in the al-Wafideen camp, about 25 kilometers northeast of Damascus. The camp houses 25-thousand people displaced from the Golan Heights since the 1967 war between Syria and Israel. The incident comes amid ongoing clashes between Syrian troops and rebel fighters in Damascus suburbs. Rebels have made gains in recent weeks, overrunning military bases and bringing the fight to the capital. Since Thursday, Damascus has seen some of the heaviest fighting in more than four months.

 

 

 

Editor:Qin Xue |Source: CCTV.com

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