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Syria: Rockets hit Latakia, two reported killed00:26

Syria: Rockets hit Latakia, two reported killed

Syrian Arab Republic, Lattakia
August 13, 2015 at 17:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Two rockets hit the coastal city of Latakia on Thursday, with the first killing at least two people and injuring eight others. The second rocket hit the city centre and reportedly caused huge material damage but no human casualties. The Syrian govermnment has not issued a statement regarding the attack yet.

Fighting between the Syrian government and anti-government forces started more than a year ago in Latakia, after the latter launched a series of attacks on the governorate in the west of the country in March 2014. Consisting of members of the Free Syrian Army, Al-Nusra Front and Harakat Sham al-Sham among others, the forces opposed to Damascus in the region have been met by forces loyal to the Syrian Arab Army as well as Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

The violence comes as Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visits Damascus, where he is expected to discuss a new plan for ending the Syrian conflict with President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria: Rockets hit Latakia, two reported killed00:26
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Two rockets hit the coastal city of Latakia on Thursday, with the first killing at least two people and injuring eight others. The second rocket hit the city centre and reportedly caused huge material damage but no human casualties. The Syrian govermnment has not issued a statement regarding the attack yet.

Fighting between the Syrian government and anti-government forces started more than a year ago in Latakia, after the latter launched a series of attacks on the governorate in the west of the country in March 2014. Consisting of members of the Free Syrian Army, Al-Nusra Front and Harakat Sham al-Sham among others, the forces opposed to Damascus in the region have been met by forces loyal to the Syrian Arab Army as well as Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

The violence comes as Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visits Damascus, where he is expected to discuss a new plan for ending the Syrian conflict with President Bashar al-Assad.

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