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)