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Activists: Syrian air raids pound rebellious Damascus suburb

Syrian government airstrikes pummel rebellious suburb of Damascus, activists say

Activists: Syrian air raids pound rebellious Damascus suburb

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say government airstrikes on a Damascus suburb have killed at least 18 people, including children.

The Local Coordination Committees activist collective and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say Sunday's air raids targeted Douma, located northwest of the capital.

Observatory director Rami Abdurrahman says there were four strikes and that 18 people were killed and more than 100 wounded, many of them seriously. He says the death toll could rise.

The Local Coordination Committees said dozens of people were killed and wounded.

An amateur video posted online showed rescuers clambering over a dusty pile of concrete blocks and twisted rebar in search of survivors. An ambulance siren wails in the background.

The video appeared genuine and corresponded to other Associated Press reporting of the events depicted.


Updated : 2021-09-25 06:18 GMT+08:00