` Syrian Rebels Shelled Election Campaign Tent Killing Twenty People '

#AceWorldNews – DERAA – Syrian rebels shelled a tent being used for election campaigning in the southern province of Deraa, killing more than 20 people, Reuters reported, citing a monitoring group.

At least 11 civilians, including a child, were among those killed in the attack in the al-Matar district of Deraa city on Thursday night, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.

Syria is holding an election next month that is likely to give President Bashar Assad a third seven-year term.

About 30 people were seriously wounded in the attack, the Observatory said.

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