(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The new year in Syria is starting out as violently as the old one ended with reports of multiple deaths Wednesday from a gas station explosion east of Damascus that witnesses say was caused by a military airstrike.
According to survivors, there were many cars waiting at the station to gas up when war jets struck, killing dozens of people.
Some accused the Syrian government of deliberately holding back on fuel and then restocking the station so that there would be more people than usual waiting for gas.
Meanwhile, rebel forces released videos of explosions they blamed on the Syrian military occurring in another suburb of the capital, leaving six dead and scores wounded, including women and children.
Opposition fighters also continued their rocket attacks on airports used by the Syria military in Idlib and Aleppo, hoping to disrupt supply lines that run between Aleppo and Damascus.
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