Activists: Death toll in Syria air strike nears 100

The death toll from a Syrian government air strike northeast of Damascus neared 100, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Monday, making it one of the single bloodiest attacks of the four-year-long war. The Observatory said 96 people were killed in Sunday’s attack, which hit a market in the rebel-held area of Douma. Separately, rescue workers said 95 bodies had been identified and that a further nine victims had yet to be named. A Syrian military source said the air force launched air strikes in Douma and the nearby area of Harasta against the headquarters of an insurgent group, Islam Army.



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