Jeremy Bowen
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Syria crisis: 'Dozens killed' in attack near Damascus

Opposition sources in Syria say that a government attack on a town near Damascus has killed dozens, possibly hundreds of people.

Activists say the offensive lasted five days with many of the dead said to be women and children.

Video posted online appears to show rows of dead bodies.

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen, in Damascus, explained what was known about the attack.

  • 21 Apr 2013
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