Intense Shelling Of Southern Syrian City Kills 15

By: AP
By: AP

BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Syrian troops have shelled the southern city of Daraa, killing at least 15 people.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees say dozens of people were also wounded in the shelling early on Saturday.

Daraa is the city where the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime began in March last year.

The U.N. said several weeks ago that at least 9,000 people have been killed since the crisis began while Syrian activists say the violence has claimed the lives of more than 13,000 people.

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