Activists: Rocket attack on Syrian capital kills 5

The activists say several rockets slammed into the Barzeh district, a residential area where rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad operate.

In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian military tank shells a neighborhood in Damascus, Syria, Thursday, March 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say a barrage of rockets has struck a contested district on the northeastern edge of Damascus, killing at least five people.

The activists say several rockets slammed into the Barzeh district, a residential area where rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad operate.

The opposition Barzeh media center and a militant website claimed the Syrian military fired 14 rockets on Barzeh late Thursday and early Friday, leaving people buried under the rubble.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed a barrage of shells that killed several people but said the nature of the attack and number of casualties was not clear.
Associated Press
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