Report: Planes Kill 60 in Damascus

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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.