At Least 38 Die in Syria Bombings; Rebel Missile Shoots Down Assad Jet

UN committee condemns Syria on human rights abuses but Damascus dismisses vote as politically motivated; opposition coalition prepares to hold first full meeting on forming transitional government crucial for Arab and Western support.

At least 38 people were killed in Syria when two car bombs exploded in the eastern Damascus district of Jaramana on Wednesday, activists and Syrian media said.