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Deadly Syrian regime shelling on cemetery during Eid family visits

A graveyard was targeted in Hama on the Eid al-Fitr holiday [AFP]

Date of publication: 15 June, 2018

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Syrian regime shelling has killed two people, as they observed an Eid al-Fitr tradition of visiting family members' graves on the holy month.
Syria's regime killed two people, when shelling targeted a graveyard in Hama as locals observed an Eid al-Fitr tradition of visiting family members' graves on the holy month.

Syrian activist Mahmoud al-Hamawi said three more people were injured when they visited graves of their family at around dawn on Friday.

Ten rockets the ten rockets hit the cemetery in the north Hama village of Latamneh, which is contested between rebels and the regime, on the holy day of Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed deaths in the regime attack on the graveyard.

Five civilians have been killed in regime shelling in southern Syria.

Among the dead was a five-year-old boy, who was wearing new clothes as a present for Eid when he was killed by the shelling, according to Syria commentator Elizabeth Tsurkov.

The attack comes amid reports that the Syrian regime is planning an offensive on the southern province of Daraa.

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated across the Muslim world on Friday, making the end of a month of fasting. It is usually celebrated with families, and often a time of brief peace in war. 

Agencies contributed to this story.

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