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Mortar Attack Kills 12 in Syrian Capital

Mortar shells have struck a neighborhood in central Damascus in a deadly attack the Syrian government is blaming on "terrorists." The state-run SANA news agency said the mortars Tuesday killed 12 people and injured 50 others in the al-Shaghour section of the capital. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at 17. Syria's government often uses the term "terrorist" to refer to the rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad...

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