Syria strikes rebels in Damascus locales


Published Dec 3, 2012 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes and artillery blasted parts of the capital Damascus and its rebellious suburbs on Sunday, part of what activists described as intense fighting as rebels try to push their way into the center of President Bashar Assad’s power base.

In central Syria, a car bomb killed at least 15 people, the official news agency reported.