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BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels claimed Thursday they downed an Iranian plane that was landing at Damascus Airport and suspected of carrying weapons and ammunition for the Syrian government.
The statement came as about a dozen students at Damascus University’s architecture college were killed in separate mortar attacks.
Originally posted by runetang
Mmm .. basically,
The Iranians are supplying the munitions to the Syrian Army,
and the Mortars that killed those students may well have came from Iran.
Probably why they added it to the article, or just because it was relevant.
State media blamed the attack on the opposition, while activists were divided on whether the mortar fire came from rebels or the army.
“This is the constant situation in Damascus,” said Riyad, an activist who asked to be identified by his first name only for security sake. He blamed the rebels for the shelling, saying: “I’m against this."