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SYRIA Report: Planes Kill 60 in Damascus Shaam News Network / AP Photo

Report: Planes Kill 60 in Damascus

Syrian warplanes struck suburbs outside the capital city of Damascus on Monday, activists said, killing at least 60 people.  The attacks on the Zemalka neighborhood may indicate a shift in violence back toward the capital as forces loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad continue to pummel citizens and rebels in the ongoing, 17-month feud. Two fighter jets are reported to have swept over the mostly Sunni neighborhood, and footage was shown to a Reuters reporter that showed one warplane firing rockets at a six-story apartment building until it collapsed. A Syrian helicopter was fired on by rebels in Damascus earlier on Monday and crashed.

August 28, 2012 6:57 AM