New Massacre in Kafr Batna Kills 14

Heavy shelling of rebel villages near the capital kills at least 14 people

At least 14 people were killed as a result of army shelling on a rebel village near the Syrian capital on Tuesday, as violence raged in flashpoint areas of Damascus and in the central city of Homs, a watchdog said.

 

The shelling comes a day after a powerful car bomb rocked the district of Kafr Sousa in southwest Damascus.

 

The blast killed an unknown number of security force members, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which said that at least 14 people died in Tuesday's shelling.

 

"The number of people killed in Kafr Batna has risen to 14, including three women and three children, after regime troops shelled the village," according to the Observatory.

 

Kafr Batna is located in the Eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus and is hosting several rebel bastions.

 

Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

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