The Syrian government fires missiles into a marketplace in the town of Douma near Damascus, killing at least 40 and wounding 100, a conflict monitor and a local rescue group say. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
At least 40 killed in missile attack on Syrian town – monitor
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STORY: At least 40 people were killed and about 100 wounded after Syrian government forces fired missiles into a market place in the town of Douma near Damascus, a conflict monitor and a local rescue group said on Friday (October 30).
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces fired 12 missiles at Douma, 10 miles (15 km) northeast of Damascus.
Douma has suffered intense bombardment in recent months in a wave of strikes the Syrian army has said targets insurgent groups that launched attacks on nearby government-held areas.
Video posted online on Friday showed what was said to be the market place smoldering as bodies lay scattered on the floor.
Several bodies were seen lying under rubble as people rushed to help the injured.
The Syrian Civil Defence group said more than 45 had died in the attack, which it said used guided missiles.
Many of Douma’s residents have fled the four-year-old conflict, moving to nearby rural areas. Medics say they have struggled to cope with large numbers of wounded in the intensified strikes.