40 dead as Syria government rockets hit Damascus suburb: monitor

Smoke billows from a building early on October 30, 2015, following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in the rebel-controlled area of Douma, east of DamascusForty people were killed on Friday when rockets fired by Syrian government forces crashed into a market in a rebel-held area outside Damascus, a monitoring group said. “There were 40 people killed and at least 100 wounded in the centre of Douma,” a town on the eastern edges of the Syrian capital, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP. Rebel-held Douma lies in Eastern Ghouta, the largest opposition stronghold in Damascus province.

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