Activists report new strikes near Syrian capital

by Blogburger on January 15, 2013

In this photo taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian men run to aid injured people in the aftermath of a strike by Syrian government warplanes on the residential neighborhood of Maadamiyeh south of Damascus, Syria, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. A Syrian airstrike slammed into a house in a rebellious suburb of Damascus early Monday, killing at least a dozen people including eight children, activists said, as President Bashar Assad's regime ramped up its operations against the opposition strongholds ringing the capital. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops and rebels fought in embattled suburbs of the capital Damascus Tuesday, as government air raids and shelling in the other regions killed several dozen people, activists said.



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