Damascus Suburb Hit By Airstrike In Wake Of Rebel Surge

Damascus Suburb Hit By Airstrike In Wake Of Rebel Surge

 The Hamoriyah suburb of Damascus was hit by an airstrike on Saturday (March 25), amateur video appeared to show, in the wake of the biggest rebel assault in months that started this week in the capital and the Hama countryside.

Sixteen people were killed including eight children and women, while 50 people were injured, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

In the clips posted online, White Helmets workers were seen digging out trapped civilians from underneath debris and carrying the injured on stretchers after the purported airstrike.

Syria's army and its allies retook a village near Hama on Saturday (March 25), a Syrian military source said, as the government tried to turn back the major insurgent offensive, but bitter fighting continued, according to the Observatory.

U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia, Iran and Turkey to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the "worrisome" situation on the ground under control.