Syrian air raids kill 13 from one family in Homs province

World Wednesday 18/May/2016 20:49 PM
By: Times News Service
Syrian air raids kill 13 from one family in Homs province

Beirut: Air raids carried out by Syrian government warplanes killed at least 13 people from one family in a town in the west of the country on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.
The air strikes hit the town of Rastan in Homs province and were part of a heavy bombardment in the area, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Eight children were among those killed, it said.
Government warplanes have targeted Rastan and other towns and villages under rebel control in the area, which lies midway between the government-held cities of Hama and Homs.
Meanwhile, aid from the Red Cross and Syrian Red Crescent entered the besieged Damascus suburb of Harasta for the first time in four years on Wednesday, a spokesman said.
A convoy of trucks jointly organised with the United Nations carried food, hygiene equipment and medicine destined for Harasta's entire population of around 10,000 people, Pawel Krzysiek said in a statement.
Harasta is in the Eastern Ghouta region, east of Damascus, which is under rebel control. It is one of several areas around the Syrian capital which are sealed off by government forces.