Archive

Bombings near Damascus kill 20: watchdog

Simultaneous bombings in the mostly Druze and Christian town of Jaramana near Damascus killed at least 20 people and left dozens injured on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Residents said the series of bomb attacks took place at 6:30 am (0430 GMT) in Jaramana, where pro-regime militiamen have set up armed groups to defend the town against rebels.

Archive

This article is part of the RNW archive. RNW is the former Radio Netherlands Worldwide or Wereldomroep, which was founded as the Dutch international public broadcaster in 1947. In 2011 Dutch government’s decided to cut funding and shift RNW in 2013 from the ministry of Education, Culture and Science to the ministry of Foreign Affairs. More information about RNW’s current activities can be found at http://www.rnw.org/about-rnw