Shelling in Syria's Raqqa kills 20, at least 8 children

BEIRUT Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:01am EST

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BEIRUT Dec 26 (Reuters) - Government shelling in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa killed about 20 people, at least 8 of them children, a video posted by activists on Wednesday showed.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published a video showing rows of the blood-stained bodies laid out on blankets. The sound of crying relatives could be heard in the background.

The shelling hit the province's al-Qahtania village, but it was unclear when the attack happened.