World Bulletin / News Desk
Syrian air force strikes killed 82 people in an opposition district outside Damascusfollowing rocket attacks by rebels that hit the government-controlled centre of the capital, a monitoring group said on Friday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria, said the air force conducted 60 strikes on the Eastern Ghouta district on Thursday and into Friday. Eighteen children and 11 fighters were among the dead, it said.
Syria's state news agency SANA said on Friday that the army had "eliminated scores of terrorists, the majority of them from the so-called 'Islam Army' organisation in the villages of Eastern Ghouta in the Damascus countryside."
The Observatory said 26 people were also killed in insurgent-held areas of Aleppo on Thursday.
A message on Thursday on a Twitter account thought to belong to Islam Army chief Zahran Alloush said Thursday's rocket attack was revenge for what the Syrian military had done to Eastern Ghouta. Alloush described Damascus as a "military zone" and said his group would respond to any air force strikes.Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Şubat 2015, 13:22