Mortars kill soccer player in Syrian capital

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, players of the Homs-based al-Wathbah club react after two mortars exploded next to a soccer stadium in central Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Two mortars exploded killing one player and injuring several, Syria's state-run news agency said. (AP Photo/SANA)DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two mortars exploded next to a soccer stadium in central Damascus on Wednesday, killing one player as violence moved closer to the heart of President Bashar Assad's seat of power and into areas of the capital once considered safe.


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