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Mortar Fire Kills Three in Central Damascus

Three people were killed by mortar fire in a central district of the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday, a monitoring group and state media said. Rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad have managed to hit central Damascus with rockets and mortar fire during the three-year-old conflict despite firm government control over the heart of the city. Residents say the mainly Sunni Muslim insurgents have stepped up the attacks in recent weeks as government forces have...

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