Syria army shelling near Damascus kills 12

Victims lie on beds as they are treated at a makeshift hospital following reported shelling by Syrian government forces on Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus, on July 30, 2014Twelve people were killed, among them a child, in Syrian army shelling late Wednesday on Douma, a rebel-held town near Damascus, a monitoring group said. “At least 12 people were killed, among them a child and a woman… in fierce shelling by regime troops on several areas of Douma,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Douma is a rebel bastion northeast of Damascus, which has been under suffocating army siege for more than a year. An AFP photographer in Douma said the shelling hit several parts of the town, among them a busy market area.

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