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Syria violence: Palestinian refugee camp targeted

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Syria violence: Palestinian refugee camp targeted


Another bloody day in Syria with as many as 90 people killed on Thursday.

Amateur footage uploaded to social media websites gives a glimpse of the fierce fighting said to be raging in parts of the capital Damascus.

It was purportedly shot in the city’s southern Qabourn neighbourhood, where many rebels are holed up.

Euronews cannot independently verify the videos shown due to restrictions on reporting the uprising from inside the country.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus was also targeted by government forces.

Thursday’s death toll was tallied by the British-based group, which claims to have a network of more than 200 people in the war-torn country.

There were reports of further violence near the border with Jordan. The Syrian army stormed the village of Tal Shehab, potentially threatening the
safe passage of Syrian refugees.

As the uprising edges closer to its eighteen month anniversary, activists say the town of Kafr Zeita, in Hama province, has come under fierce shelling by regime forces for a second day.

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