Syria Bombs Refugee Camp

Unknown number dead in Damascus refuge for Palestinians
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2012 8:42 AM CST
Syria Bombs Refugee Camp
In this file photo from Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, bodies lie in the street after mortars rained down on a crowded marketplace in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria.   (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

Fighter jets belonging to the regime of Bashar al-Assad have bombed a Damascus refugee camp today amid heavy fighting with rebels. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights tells the BBC that at least eight are dead in the al-Yarmouk refugee camp, which is home to mainly Palestinian refugees; Reuters, meanwhile, reports that dozens were killed. An unverified video posted online showed bodies in the street, and in a mosque where refugees had reportedly been seeking shelter. (More Syria stories.)

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