In Daraya, the Local Coordination Committees said the government shelling killed a mother and her five children, all members of the al-Sheik family who had fled their hometown of Maadamiyeh to escape the violence.
An amateur video showed the five children draped in white shrouds with their faces showing during the funeral. The body of the mother was covered.
• Associated Press writer Albert Aji contributed to this report from Damascus.
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