Syrian activists say at least 11 killed in government airstrikes in capital suburbs

Syrian activists say government airstrikes have killed at least 11 people in rebel-held areas in the capital's suburbs.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the airstrikes on Wednesday in Harasta, a suburb northwest of Damascus, killed at least nine people, including two women, and wounded others. The group says strikes in neighboring Douma killed two others.

The Local Coordination Committees, another activist group that tracks the Syrian civil war, also says 11 people from Harasta and Douma were killed, including the two women.

The government has repeatedly targeted rebel strongholds in the capital's suburbs. The rebels have carried out mortar and rocket attacks that occasionally reach areas near the city center.