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Monitors: 40 Dead in Syrian Government Missile Attack

At least 40 people were killed Friday when Syrian government forces launched missiles into a crowded, rebel-held neighborhood near the capital, according to war monitors. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said about 100 people also were wounded in the attack on Douma, just northeast of Damascus. The death toll is likely to rise, it added. The Syrian government has not commented on the strikes, which the Observatory said were continuing as of midday Friday. Opposition fighters...

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