Car bombs struck two small villages in the central Syrian province of Hama on Friday, killing 18 people, including 11 children, state-run television said, the latest in relentless daily violence that is ravaging Syria.
The TV said the rigged vehicles exploded in the villages of Jadreen and Humayri in the morning hours. The villages are about a 20-minute drive, or 19 kilometers (11 miles) apart, but it wasn't immediately clear if the two attacks were coordinated. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the group's activists counted at least 15 dead from the blasts. (Reuters)