Warplanes Strike Syrian Rebels

Violence rocked Syria Sunday, as rebels in Damascus and its surrounding suburbs were struck by warplanes and artillery while a car bomb in central Syria killed at least 15 people. Discord in Damascus has risen to its most dangerous level since rebels took hold of several neighborhoods and were subsequently pushed out by the government July. Rebels have had a strong presence in Damascus suburbs since protests against Assad began in 2011 but, lately, the army has launched an offensive to take back the area surrounding the capital.