ine students and a teacher were killed Tuesday when a mortar slammed into a 9th-grade classroom at the al-Batiha school in the Damascus suburbs, according to state media. Early reports suggested that 30 people had been killed, but that number was later revised. The violence comes as Syrian forces fire artillery at rebel targets in and around the capital and the international community grows increasingly alarmed about the regime's chemical weapons.
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