Syrian air force targets civilians in Damascus: activists

ARA News

Damascus, Syria – At least six civilians were killed and fifteen others wounded on Tuesday in an aerial bombardment launched by the pro-regime warplanes against areas in Damascus countryside, south of Syria.

Mazen Ibrahim, civil rights activist from the city of Damascus, told ARA News that the pro-Assad warplanes targeted the town of Harasta Qantara, injuring fifteen civilians, including women and children.

“Meanwhile, the Syrian air force carried out air raids on the town of Deir Asafeer near the town of Maliha, resulting in the death of six civilians (a mother with her five children),” Ibrahim reported.

The areas targeted by the Syrian air force in Damascus are held by the armed opposition’s fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

On the other hand, Baghdad Street in central Damascus was hit by a mortar shell on Tuesday morning, killing one civilian and injuring four others, activists in Damascus reported. The source of the shell could not be identified.

The FSA-held town of Dareyya in Damascus suburb was also exposed to bombardment on Tuesday, as a warplane bombed the town’s center, without recording casualties, local sources told ARA News.


Reporting by: Jawad al-Ali

Source: ARA News

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