Air strikes near Damascus kill at least 80 people: activists

August 16, 2015 1:11 PM

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BEIRUT A Syrian government air strike northeast of Damascus killed about 80 people on Saturday, rescue workers and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

At least 200 more people were wounded in the attack, which struck a market place in Douma, about 15 km (10 miles) northeast of Damascus, the British-based Observatory and the local arm of the Syrian Civil Defense, which operates in rebel-held areas, said.

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