Militants shell Syrian city of Latakia: At least 23 dead

At least 23 were killed and 65 injured after rockets had allegedly fired by militants struck the Syrian city of Latakia on Tuesday, a local police source told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

“At the moment, 23 people are dead and at least 65 are at hospitals with injuries,” the source said.

Syrian State TV said two shells hit an area near Tishrin University on Tuesday afternoon.

Latakia is a stronghold of President Bashar Assad and has been bombed several times over the past weeks.

The shelling of Latakia comes as residents in the capital Damascus said rebels shelled several neighborhoods in the city. There was no immediate word on casualties in Damascus.

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