At least 20 people have been killed when two car bombs exploded in the eastern Damascus district of Jaramana in Syria. The Sana news agency said "terrorists" or rebels were behind the blasts.

This footage shows fire fighters hosing down two vehicles. People stand near the remains of the burnt car. A five storey building was also damaged near the blast site. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the blasts occurred early in the morning. Addounia television said 10 bags of unidentified remains had been collected from the scene and 83 people had been seriously wounded.

The explosions happened as the opposition coalition was due to meet in Cairo to discuss forming a transitional government. There has been fierce fighting in recent days in the countryside around Damascus, known as the Ghouta, particularly in eastern areas. And activists estimate that more than 40,000 people have died since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011.

Written and presented by Ann Salter