Syrian government air raids on a rebel-held area near Damascus killed 42 people, including seven children, a monitoring group said Friday, giving an updated toll.

Thursday’s air strikes were carried out in Douma, a satellite suburb northeast of the capital that has been under siege for more than a year.

“The toll from regime air raids on Douma has risen to 42 dead, including seven children and two women,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which on Thursday had given a death toll of 17. […]