Airstrikes by Syrian government forces in the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus killed at least 64 people at the weekend, an activist group said Tuesday.

Bombardments, gun battles and executions regularly kill over 150 people a day in Syria’s three-year-old conflict, but the toll from the airstrikes was especially high.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group that tracks violence through a network of sources in Syria, said the attacks occurred in the areas of Kafr Batna and Douma in the eastern outskirts of the city. […]