At least 20 people were killed when Syrian security forces fired three mortar rounds at a Palestinian camp in Damascus, medical sources said.
Witnesses in the camp told Reuters by telephone that the mortars hit a busy street as people were preparing for the Ramadan meal to break their fasting.
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We're all narcissists now (aren't we) so it must be OK for me to see the prism of UK politics through my two stints as a political editor.