Shelling near Syrian capital kills 16, activists say.
Fatalities include mostly rebel fighters, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims
|Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar Assad take their|
position during clashes against Syrian rebels, in Aleppo,
Syria,Sunday, May 26, 2013 (photo credit: AP Photo/SANA)
BEIRUT | 07 Sep 2013 :: Syrian anti-regime activists say government shelling has killed 16 people, mostly rebels, near Damascus.
The attack near the Syrian capital comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry lobbies European allies to back Washington’s proposed military action against the Syrian regime.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says President Bashar Assad’s troops fired mortars and artillery early Saturday at opposition fighters’ positions near Moldokhiya, an agricultural area south of Damascus, killing 14 rebels. Two civilians also died in the shelling, the Observatory said.