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    'Many killed' in Syria fuel station airstrike

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    A Syrian warplane has destroyed a petrol station near Damascus, killing and wounding dozens of people and igniting a huge fire in what could be one of the bloodiest attacks in weeks during the 22-month civil war. Activists on Wednesday said a single Russian-built MiG fighter fired a missile that hit the station, setting off an inferno in the eastern suburb of Mleiha. Black smoke was seen billowing from the site. Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports.