10 killed in Damascus rocket attack


Damascus: 10 people were killed in rocket attacks in Damascus on Thursday and more than 50 were injured in the second heavy bombardment by Islam Army in two weeks.

According to sources, the army responded with at least 40 air strikes killing 57 people. Five people had been killed in what it said was a bombardment by “takfiri terrorists”. “Takfiri” is a term used to describe hardline Sunni groups who consider other people infidels.

According to locals, more than 30 blasts were heared in quick succession . Radio station Sham FM said that the rockets hit at least five areas with smokes rising above the city.

On Thursday, the air force attacked areas northeast of Damascus including the city of Douma and the town of Arbin, killing 35 people and wounding around 140.