10 Kids Killed Near Damascus

    Syrian refugee children signal to onlooking media, from a camp set up by Syrian refugees talk in a camp set up by Turkish Red Crescent in the Turkish town of Yayladagi in Hatay province, Turkey, Friday, June 10, 2011. The Turkish region borders with Syria and said Wednesday it would open its borders to aid Syrians who are fleeing from violence, as Syrian troops backed by dozens of tanks massed near the border, Friday, preparing to move on Syrian protesters and what they called mutinous forces.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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    The casualty reports from Syria are getting more horrific by the day. On Sunday, 10 children were killed while playing outside in the village of Deir al-Asafir, eight miles from Damascus. The kids had gone outdoors during a lull in the fighting when fighter jets attacked with cluster bombs. “None of those killed were older than 15 years old. There are two women among 15 people wounded, mostly hit as they were inside the courtyards of their houses,” Abu Kassem, a local activist told Reuters. “There were no fighters inside Deir al-Asafir when the bombing occurred. They operate on the outskirts. This was indiscriminate bombing.”

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