Airstrikes by Syrian government kill as many as 100 in Damascus suburb

August 17, 2015 12:17 AM

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BEIRUT — Government airstrikes killed as many as 100 people in a Damascus suburb Sunday, activists said, in one of the deadliest attacks of Syria’s four-year-old conflict.

The air raids by President Bashar al-Assad’s military targeted a market in the Douma area of the capital, according to activists and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group that monitors the fighting.

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