'Dozens die' in Syria car blast

A car bomb near a mosque in a town north of Damascus has killed at least 30 people, activists say.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says the explosion struck as worshippers at the al-Sahel mosque in Rankous were leaving after Friday prayers.

Observatory's director Rami Abdul-Rahman says dozens of people were also wounded.

More than 100,000 people have died in the civil war in Syria which began with protests against the regime of President Bashar Assad.

AP