Damascus fire claims civilians lives

A Syrian family flee death by explosive barrels dropped from pro-Assad air force's wareplanes in Aleppo. File photo

ARA News

Damascus, Syria – At least one civilian was killed and seven others wounded on Saturday, in the artillery and aerial bombardment launched by the pro-regime military and warplanes on areas in Damascus environs, south of Syria.

Speaking with ARA News in Damascus, civil activist Ahmed Sabbagh said that the pro-regime military forces stationed in the vicinity of Beit Tima town, in the western Ghouta, targeted the town with mortar fire, killing one woman and injuring a number of civilians.

The attack coincided with dropping more than 17 explosive barrels by the pro-Assad helicopters on the town, according to activists

Meanwhile, one civilians was killed and several others wounded on Sunday after the pro-Assad military forces bombarded (from the regiment 137) the refugee camp of Khan al-Sheeh in Damascus suburbs with heavy machine guns.

Mazen Ibrahim, civil activist based in the city of Damascus, told ARA News that four civilians were wounded, including three children, after being hit by a mortar shell in the regime-held city of al-Qitaifeh in Damascus countryside, while similar strike hit the city of Harasta from the Vehicles’ Administration Branch, without recording any casualties.

Ibrahim pointed out that the Assad warplanes targeted on Sunday the town of Zebdin in eastern Ghouta with rockets, wounding two civilians, amid mortar shelling on the city of Duma, launched from the Vehicles’ Administration Branch.

Local activists from the city of Damascus reported that five civilians were injured after being hit by a mortar shell in the vicinity of the Abbasid Square in the capital Damascus.


Reporting by: Jawad al-Ali

Source: ARA News

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