Mortar strikes kill several students at Damascus University, Syria state-run TV says

Syrian state-run TV says several mortar shells have struck the Damascus University campus, causing multiple casualties among students.

The report says the mortar rounds hit the university's architecture department in the central Baramkeh district on Thursday.

Mortar shells have become a daily occurrence in Damascus as Syria's rebels are increasingly using mortars.

The latest attack on the capital comes two days after rebels barraged Damascus with mortar shells that killed at least three people and wounded dozens in one of the most intensive attacks on the seat of President Bashar Assad's power.