May 4th, 2013
08:54 PM ET

Syrian TV: Israeli rockets target Damascus suburb

By Tom Watkins, CNN

[Urgent update, 8:19 p.m.]

A number of explosions on Sunday rocked the Damascus suburb of Jamraya, hitting a "scientific research center," according to Syrian state TV. The news report said Israeli rockets struck the area.

[Original story published at 3:40 p.m.]

Sectarian violence reported in Syrian city of Baniyas

Sectarian violence has erupted in northwestern Syria, where three consecutive days of killing by mostly Alawite forces have left hundreds of predominantly Sunni residents dead, opposition groups said Saturday.

"The regime attacked the town of Beyda and other neighboring areas from the sea with rockets before security forces and militias loyal to the regime entered the area and conducted mass executions," Free Syrian Army chief of staff Gen. Salim Idris said by phone from Antakya, Turkey.

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    May 18, 2013 at 9:16 am | Reply
  2. Pete

    Wait till Syria retaliates and sends a couple of his chemical equipped rockets Isreals way and then the US as usual will get involved,just watch and don't say I didn't tell yah,another Vietnam!!

    May 5, 2013 at 9:35 am | Reply
    • Jomama

      Well its about the same.We sent advisors to Vietnam and it just grew.We got people in Jorden doing the same.We warned them about the use of chemical weapons,assad thumbed his nose we balked and Israel steps up to the plate.We are involved now!

      May 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Reply
    • Mike in Wa

      I forget when was the last time US sent forces into fight Israel's war?

      May 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Reply
  3. saeed

    it was so funny i heard that a Jew set him self on fire in Israel because of austerity and died last year or something.

    May 5, 2013 at 8:54 am | Reply
    • epenguin

      not as funny as that movie of muhammad performing oral on a camel till he gagged on the camel juice. will you watch that movie too?

      May 7, 2013 at 11:47 am | Reply

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