Syrian airstrike fatal to 8 refugees

Official: Ruling partners sought

Posted: December 17, 2012 at 2 a.m.

Syrian government forces for the first time hit the country’s largest Palestinian refugee neighborhood with airstrikes on Sunday, killing at least eight people in the Yarmouk district of Damascus and reportedly driving dozens of formerly pro-government Palestinian fighters to defect to the rebels.

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