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Deadly rockets strike Damascus

Published 05/04/2013 | 10:47

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A building wrecked by the rocket attacks on the Barzeh district of Damascus (AP/Local Council of Barzeh)

A barrage of rockets has struck a residential district on the outskirts of Damascus, killing at least five people, activists say.

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Several rockets slammed into the Barzeh district, where rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad operate.

The opposition Barzeh media centre and a militant website claimed the Syrian military fired 14 rockets on Barzeh overnight, leaving people buried under the rubble.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed a barrage of shells that killed several people but said the nature of the attack and number of casualties was not clear.

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