Victims wait to be treated by medics at a makeshift hospital following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in Douma, northeast of Damascus, on August 3, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ABD DOUMANY
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At least 44 people were killed in and near the Syrian capital Sunday in regime airstrikes and rebel mortar fire, reports from an anti-regime monitoring group and state media said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain based monitor, said at least 32 people were killed in air raids on two rebel-held towns near Damascus.The Syrian Revolution General Commission, a coalition of opposition groups, gave a higher figure, of 45 fatalities in the two incidents.State news agency SANA said 12 people were killed in rebel mortar fire in southern districts of Damascus.
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