Injured children rest in a field hospital after what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Douma eastern Al-Ghouta, near Damascus January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Badra Mamet
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Islamist fighters struck the Syrian capital with at least 38 rockets Sunday, killing seven people, a monitoring group said, in one of heaviest attacks on Damascus in over a year.Throughout Damascus has been relatively calm, shielded from the war since government forces pushed the rebels back in 2013 .The Islam Army also claimed a rocket attack on regime positions in the city of Latakia, which killed two people and wounded 10, the Observatory said.In Deraa, insurgent groups – from the Free Syrian Army to Islamist groups to Al-Qaeda's Nusra Front – seized an important government army base in the town of Sheikh Miskeen, fighters who took part in the battle said.
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