AMMAN - A Syrian fighter plane fired two rockets on Monday at targets on the eastern edge of Damascus, opposition activists said, the same day a military helicopter crashed in the capital in flames.
It was the first time a warplane has struck areas close to the capital, an activist source said.
"This is the first time a warplane strikes the edges of Damascus, this plane was swooping over the area all afternoon," the Damascus-based activist told Reuters by Skype.
Army helicopters earlier had fired rockets and machineguns at neighborhoods in Damascus and its outskirts, residents said.
Video taken by activists showed a fighter plane swooping on a built-up area. An explosion is heard and a voice says: "It is firing rockets."