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Govt forces shell Damascus suburbs

world Updated: Aug 13, 2012 23:26 IST

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The Syrian army on Monday sent shells slamming into rebel strongholds in Damascus province, where more than 45 people, including 36 civilians, have been killed in the past 48 hours, a watchdog said.

The shelling began before dawn and targeted Assali, Nahar Aisha and Qadam — all southern districts of Damascus — as well as Irbin, Al-Tal and New Artuz outside the capital, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. On Sunday, 150 people died across Syria.

The majority were in Damascus, where 26 civilians and seven rebels were killed.