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Mortar fire kills three in central Damascus

Mourners chant slogans, wave the Syrian national flag and carry the coffin of one of the victims killed in Tuesday's mortar shells that struck the Badr el-Din Hussaini complex in the mainly Shi'ite Muslim district of Shaghour in central Damascus, during their funeral April 30, 2014. Car bombs and mortar attacks killed at least 51 people in Syrian government-held areas of Damascus and the central city of Homs on Tuesday, a day after President Bashar al-Assad declared he would seek re-election in

 

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