Syrian air attacks kill nearly 200 in Damascus suburbs: monitor

February 11, 2015 3:21 PM

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AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian air force raids have killed at least 183 people in insurgent strongholds east of the capital in the past 10 days, a monitoring group said on Wednesday, in tit-for-tat bombing after rebels fired dozens of rockets at Damascus last week.

The bombs targeted the green belt of Ghouta around the capital and markets in the city of Douma, about 10 km (6 miles) northeast of central Damascus, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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