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And in the capital Damascus, SANA and the Observatory said a mortar shell that slammed into a vehicle killed a man and his four children.

The round landed in the residential area of Jaramana, part of a series of salvos that slammed into the neighborhood on Sunday evening.

The Observatory said many more were wounded, including the children’s mother.

It wasn’t clear who fired the shells. There are frequent clashes in a nearby town between Syrian forces loyal to the government of President Bashar Assad and rebels trying to overthrow him.

SANA reported the same incident but said three children were killed, along with the father.


With reporting by Albert Aji in Damascus and Desmond Butler in Istanbul.