Activists condemn government airstrikes that killed scores in Syria

August 16, 2015 7:15 PM

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Bashar Assad deliberately carried out “official massacre,” a Britain-based group claims, while another activist says the raid targeted civilians "to avenge" the capture of an army base.

BEIRUT—Syrian airstrikes on a Damascus suburb killed more than 80 people on Sunday in one of the deadliest such raids of the four-year civil war, as fighting escalated in and around President Bashar Assad’s seat of power at a time when his overstretched forces have been losing ground elsewhere in th...

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