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Samir Mohamad Massoud

Syrian child footballer killed by shells on Damascus: state media

DAMSCUS: Rockets fired by rebels on the outskirts of Damascus killed a young Syrian footballer and wounded seven others as they were training in the capital, state media said on Saturday. SANA said the rockets hit a sports club in the capital's Mazraa neighbourhood, which also hosts the Russian embassy. Mohsen Abbas, who coaches the youth league of the Syrian army's football team, named the young victim as 12-year-old Samir Mohamad Massoud. "They hit the Al-Fayhaa sports centre with a shell, which took the life of a…