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      Archive: 8/3/2012
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        8/3/2012, Av 15, 5772

      Damascus: 16 Rebels Killed in Aerial Shelling


      A military helicopter shelled part of Damascus, Thursday evening, killing 16 members of the opposition forces.

      The target area was viewed as strategic and fighting has mounted there in recent days. The shelling was viewed as an attempt to eliminate members of the Free Syrian Army who had attacked a government checkpoint next to the town of Busra Al-Harir.