Rocket fire kills 16 in south Damascus

By REUTERS
July 26, 2012 18:56

BEIRUT - Rocket fire killed at least 16 people, including four women and five children, during an army offensive in the southern Damascus district of Yalda on Thursday, Syrian opposition activists said.

One activist in the area said a salvo of rockets fired from multiple launchers hit two buildings, where most of the casualties occurred..

"This happened at around 5 p.m. (1400 GMT)," said activist Osama al-Shami. "Some wounded are still on the ground and we are trying to help them."


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