Syrian air raids struck targets east of Damascus and further north Thursday, killing 14 people including six children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Ten people were killed, including a woman and two children, in Jisrin, to the east of Damascus.

And four children died in attacks on Hish and Babolin, on the highway that links the capital to Aleppo in the north, the Britain-based Observatory said.

Rebels have been trying for two years to seize important army camps in the area, at Hamadiyeh and Wadi Deif, and the army often carries out air raids to harry them that end up killing civilians. […]