Barrel bombs hit Syria’s Daraa, casualties reported

A man reacts amid debris after what activists said were explosive barrels thrown by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo. File photo

ARA News

Damascus, Syria – At least four civilians were wounded on Monday morning, as a result of the aerial bombardment launched by the pro-regime warplanes on the Dam Road neighborhood in the city of Daraa, in Southern Syria, locals reported.

The civil rights activist Haitham Nassar, based in Daraa, stated to ARA News that the pro-Assad helicopters dropped several explosive barrels on the Dam Road neighborhood  in the district of Daraa al-Mahatta (station), wounding four civilians, including a woman, who was transferred to a nearby field hospital.

“The neighborhoods of Daraa al-Balad witnessed aerial bombardment by the pro-Assad warplanes’ missiles on Monday. No civilian casualties were reported,” Nassar added. “While the pro-regime forces positioned at the international road between Damascus and Daraa shelled the town of Werdat in al-Lijat area north of the province”.

Moreover, three other civilians were reportedly injured on Monday by landmine explosions in the town of Hara, which were planted by the regime forces, local activists told ARA News.

Speaking to ARA News in Daraa, civil rights activist Ahmed Hammad said that a number of civilians were injured by the explosive barrels dropped by helicopters on the town of al-Tayba in the southern countryside of Daraa, while the cities of Inkhil, Jassem and Um al-Mayadhin saw similar bombardment, but no casualties were reported.

Also on Monday, a car bomb exploded near a mosque in the town of Yadoodeh. No party announced its responsibility for the attack.


Reporting by: Jawad al-Ali

Source: ARA News

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