Dec. 13 - At least 16 people are killed and dozens are wounded in a car bomb in Qatana, southwest of Syria's capital Damascus. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION / ORIGINAL VIDEO BROADCAST WITH MUSIC) A deadly car bomb struck Qatana, a town 25 kilometres southwest of Damascus, Syrian government and government-supporting TV stations said on Thursday (December 13). Lebanon's al-Manar television station also reported a car bomb blast in Qatana on Thursday and said 16 people were killed and more that 25 wounded, including women and children. Qatana is part of a string of outlying suburbs and towns where President Bashar al-Assad's forces have been trying to push back rebels. The attack follows three bombs which exploded at the Interior Ministry on Wednesday evening (December 12), killing five.