At least two civilians were reported killed, 14 others wounded as two rockets hit the coastal city of Latakia on Thursday morning.
The first missile rocked the 8 March Street near the House of Fatwa which was heavily damaged. A nearby parked car then exploded, two others charred. 15 minutes later, another missile shocked the West Cornish area near the Real Estate Bank.
Informed sources confirmed the attack was launched from the rebel-held northern countryside where anti-government hardline militants are holed up.
Latakia, the country’s principal port and a key manufacturing center, is home for hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled the battles in Aleppo, Idlib, Hama and other areas.
Fighters, mostly under the Al-Qaeda Syrian branch, Jabhet an-Nusra, control parts of the city’s countryside where they frequently pound the heavily-populated neighbors with homegrown rockets and mortars.
On Wednesday, the capital Damascus was bombed by a barrage of homegrown rockets and mortar shells that killed nearly 14 civilians and wounded 70 others, according to official sources.
Damascus bloody attack came at the same day Iranian FM Mohammed Javad Zarif arrived to Syria to hold talks with President Bashar al-Assad on a new Iranian-proposed peace initiative to end the 5-year war.