BEIRUT — Syria’s state news agency says two mortar rounds struck an upscale neighborhood in the Syrian capital of Damascus, killing a child and injuring 11 people.
The Abu Roumaneh area where the mortars struck today is several hundred meters (feet) from a hotel where international inspectors are based during their mission to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons.
The SANA agency says one shell hit near a school and the other on the roof of a building. It says the child killed in the attack was eight years old and that the shells damaged several shops and cars.
Rebels fighting to topple the Syrian regime routinely fire mortar shells from the outskirts of Damascus at neighborhoods controlled by the government of President Bashar Assad.
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