Syria blames terrorist air strike on bakery for ‘killing dozens’

London, Dec 24: Dozens of people have reportedly been killed or wounded in a government air strike on a bakery in the central Syrian province of Hama.

According to opposition activists, the incident took place in the town of Halfaya.

Syrian state TV, however, blamed an ‘armed terrorist group’ for the attack, saying the group had then filmed the incident to blame it on government troops, the BBC reports.

Rebels have been fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for 21 months.

Opposition activist groups claim that over than 44,000 people have been killed, including nearly 31,000 civilians.

According to the report, the latest violence comes as the joint United Nations-Arab League special envoy on Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, arrived in Damascus to discuss ways to end the unrest. (ANI)