At least 12 dead as Syrian school hit in air strike: activists
BEIRUT (REUTERS) - At least 12 people, most of them students, were killed in an air strike that hit a secondary school in the rebel-held Syrian city of Raqqa on Sunday, activists said.
Fighting continued in provinces across the country including in the outskirts of the capital Damascus, where rebels staged an assault that a monitoring group said killed at least 19 government fighters late on Saturday.
Raqqa in northeastern Syria has been under the control of insurgents fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad since March but the city remains subject to regular aerial bombardment by government forces.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group with a network of opposition sources across the country, said the death toll was at least 12 but that the number was likely to rise because some people were critically wounded.