"(Reuters) - Syrian rebels fired mortars at President Bashar al-Assad's palace in
Damascus on Wednesday but missed, in an attack underlining the growing boldness
of forces fighting to end his family's 42 years in power.
Residents told Reuters the heavy-caliber shells hit a neighboring residential
district that is home to members of Assad's Alawite sect. State-run media said
at least three people were killed and seven wounded in what it described as a