Syria Air Strike Hits Gas Station, Dozens Killed
[VOA News] Opposition activists in Syria say government warplanes bombed a gasoline station near Damascus
...The place where Pencilneck hangs his brass hat...
on Wednesday, reportedly killing dozens of people as they waited for fuel.
Amateur video showed bystanders running after the aerial assault in the Damascus suburb of Meliha. Young men clawed through twisted pieces of metal to pull victims from the rubble.
|The gasoline station was a legitimate target because it was "close to an air defense base under rebel siege."|
One witness told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that a government warplane fired a single missile into the station.
The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that dozens of people were killed or maimed when a long line of vehicles waiting for fuel was attacked from the air.
A pro-government journalist reported that the gasoline station was a legitimate target because it was "close to an air defense base under rebel siege." He said that rebels were seen "carrying shoulder-fired missiles in the area."
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-03