Nine children were killed and 27 people wounded when rebels' mortar rounds struck the St. John of Damascus Orthodox Christian school and a school bus in the Syrian capital of Damascus yesterday, the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website reports today (November 12, 2013).
Another four students were killed when a mortar hit the vehicle in which they were riding, in the central Bab Sharqi district of the capital. The driver was also killed.
Six others inside the bus were wounded in the terrorist attack.
The regime of President Bashar al-Assad uses the blanket term "terrorists" to refer to rebels in Syria.