Attacks kill 44 in and near Damascus: NGO, agency

Syrian men walk alongside an injured boy following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in Douma, northeast of Damascus, on August 3, 2014At least 44 people were killed in and near the Syrian capital Sunday in regime air strikes and rebel mortar fire, reports from a monitoring group and state media said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 32 people were killed in air raids on two rebel-held towns near Damascus. Seventeen were killed in Douma, northeast of the capital, and 15 in Kfar Batna, to the east, said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman. State news agency SANA, meanwhile, said 12 people were killed in rebel mortar fire on southern districts of Damascus.

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