Syria Jets Bomb Gas Station

    In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, A Free Syrian Army fighter fighter a weapon in Taftanaz village, Idlib province, northern Syria, on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Rebels attacked a sprawling air base on Wednesday as the opposition expanded its offensive on military airports in an attempt to sideline a major weapon in the hands of President Bashar Assad’s forces. The Observatory said the rebel assault on the Taftanaz base was preceded by heavy shelling of the area, and the fighters appeared to be trying to storm the facility. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    Shaam News Network via AP video

    Dozens are dead after Syrian warplanes bombed a gas station near Damascus. Activists reported that the airstrikes happened as fuel was delivered to the packed station in Nawras. At least 30 bodies were seen burnt or dismembered, and dozens more were wounded. Amateur video seemed to confirm the siege. Meanwhile, Islamist rebels reportedly attacked a northern air base.

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