Rebel Rocket Attack on Damascus Kills Three: SANA

A barrage of rockets pounded residential areas in Damascus on Thursday, killing three people and wounding at least 30, state-run Sana news agency said.

More than 49 rockets were fired by the rebel Islam Army, which two days ago declared the capital a “military zone” and urged its residents to stay away from government positions until further notice, the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The group said the attack was in retaliation for government airstrikes on rebel positions outside Damascus, said SOHR, which monitors the conflict in Syria.

At least three people were killed and 38 wounded in a similar rocket attack on Damascus on Jan. 25, according to SOHR.

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