Shelling kills 11 near Syrian capital, activists say.
|his image made from amateur video released by Ugarit News,|
which has been authenticated based on its contents and other
AP reporting, shows smoke rises in Damascus, Syria, Friday
, June 21, 2013. (Photo credit: AP/Ugarit News via AP video)
BEIRUT | AP | 02 Jul 2013 :: — Syrian troops shelled a rebel-held suburb of the capital Damascus Tuesday, killing at least 11 people including women and children as government forces forge ahead with offensives against rebel-held areas around the country, activists said.
The shelling on Kfar Batna appeared to be part of a concerted government push against contested and rebel-held areas around the capital. In recent months, troops have captured several suburbs of the capital, Damascus, as President Bashar Assad regime’s looks to secure its seat of power.