Shells kill caretaker of key Shiite shrine near Damascus, threaten further escalation in Syria

  • by: BASSEM MROUE , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 19, 2013 - 12:50 PM

BEIRUT — Mortar shells struck near a major Shiite shrine outside Damascus on Friday, killing its caretaker in an attack that threatens to further escalate sectarian tensions in Syria's civil war, the government and activists said.

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