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Syrian forces reportedly firing Scud missiles at rebel fighters

Last modified: 12 Dec 2012 21:17

The New York Times has reported that, according to the administration of US President Barack Obama, Syrian forces have fired Scud missiles at rebel fighters in recent days.

One US official, who asked not to be identified because he was discussing classified information, told the New York Times that missiles had been fired from the Damascus area at targets in northern Syria.

“The total is number is probably north of six now,” said another American official, adding that the targets were in areas controlled by the Free Syrian Army, the main armed insurgent group.