Rockets Kill Two In Syria’s Latakia

At least two people are dead, following rocket attacks on the Syrian city of Latakia, a rare attack on the coastal city, often seen to be a bastion of President Bashar al-Assad.

Rocket attacks have killed at least two people in the coastal city of Latakia on Thursday, state media said, in a rare attack on the city. Latakia has often been described as a bastion of President Bashar al-Assad.

The city has largely been spared the violence of the more than four-year Syrian civil war, which has killed a quarter of a million people.

The rockets hit the city center, and state television showed footage of burning cars and people running from the scene.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, which state media said had been carried out by “terrorists”, a term it uses to describe insurgents fighting to topple Assad.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitor of the war, said the attack killed at least one person and wounded 14 others.

It came days after insurgents gained ground in the Sahl al-Ghab plain east of Latakia province.

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