Air raid kills 12 members of one family near Damascus
[Al Ahram] An air raid on a town partly held by rebels on the outskirts of Damascus
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on Wednesday killed at least 12 members of the same family, most of them children, a watchdog said.

Regime warplanes bombed the town of Moadamiyet al-Sham, southwest of the capital, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Warplanes also attacked the towns of Shebaa to the southeast and Deir Assafir south of Damascus, where 11 children were killed in November when cluster bombs were dropped on a playground, according to Human Rights Watch
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The deadly strikes came as forces loyal to Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
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battled rebels with artillery fire in Harasta and Douma, myrmidon strongholds to the northeast of the capital, and in Daraya to the southwest.

Army reinforcements have been massing for weeks in Daraya in a bid to drive rebel Free Syrian Army fighters from the town, the site of the bloodiest massacre of the conflict in which hundreds died in August.

Northeast of Damascus, the army shelled Qaboon district, the Observatory said, while in the south, residents of a Paleostinian refugee camp that faced deadly air raids in December fled once again amid mortar attacks.

Posted by: Fred 2013-01-03