Nov 17 2013
In Damascus, nine innocent Christian schoolchildren were murdered in cold blood by an Al-Qaeda/U.S. backed mortar that hit their school bus.
The strike was the latest rebel reprisal to hit Damascus as government troops press ahead with a crushing weekslong advance into opposition-held suburbs, often relying on indiscriminant artillery fire themselves. Such mortar attacks by rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad have been on the rise.