Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Syrian troops shell Damascus suburb [videos]

At least 15 people where killed in an offensive by Syrian troops Thursday in the city of Darayya, a suburb of Damascus.

Residents of Damascus said helicopters and tanks attacked Darayya and nearby Moadamiya, the AP reported.

Videos posted on YouTube show apparent footage of the bombardment:

Government forces attacked the Sunni Muslim town for 24 hours before soldiers began raiding houses, opposition sources told the Christian Science Monitor.

This video posted by Reuters depict Syrian tanks rolling into Damascus:

The exact time and location of these videos are unknown. The Washington Post cannot confirm the authenticity of these videos.

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