Mortars land next to stadium, killing soccer player in Damascus
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, players of the Homs-based al-Wathbah club react after two mortars exploded next to a soccer stadium in central Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (AP / SANA)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:59AM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:45PM EST
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Activists say an air raid on a suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus has killed at least 14 people.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Wednesday's raid on Hamouriyeh killed 14 and another 12 people are feared buried under debris.
Another activist group, the Local Coordination Committees, put the death toll higher, saying up to 35 were killed and dozens more were wounded.
Amateur videos posted online showed several vehicles on fire as thick black smoke billowed from a street. The videos show the bodies of two people, who were burned, in a pickup truck and a third person lying on the ground.
The videos appeared genuine and corresponded to other reporting on the events by The Associated Press.