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Mortar strike on Damascus school kills at least 12

BEIRUT - Two mortar shells struck a school complex in central Damascus on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens, state media and a monitoring group said.

 

Residents said the Badr el-Din Husseini complex which was hit is attended by both primary and secondary school students.

 

State news agency SANA said 12 people were killed but the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the violence in Syria, put the death count at 13. (Reuters)