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.
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