ARA News

Damascus, Syria− On Thursday, several mortar shells hit populated neighbourhoods in the city of Damascus and its countryside. The shells resulted in the a number of casualties among civilians after hitting residential buildings, local sources reported. 

This coincided with aerial bombardment in the Eastern Ghouta of the Syrian Capital.

Yezen Ibrahim, civil rights activist based in Damascus, told ARA News that several mortar shells from unknown sources dropped on a number of residential buildings in the neighbourhood of Old Damascus, injuring five civilians, including two children, who were taken to the nearby governmental hospitals. 

Meanwhile, the cemetery of Dahdah in the Baghdad Street in Damascus was exposed to a similar attack, wounded a number of civilians, according to local sources. 

Ibrahim pointed out that another anonymous-source mortar dropped on Youssef al-Azma Square in central Damascus, while the street 29 Ayyar (near the Russian Cultural Center) was exposed to bombings, without recording any casualties.

This comes amid an aerial bombardment by the pro-regime warplanes on towns of Hammouriyeh and Saqba, in the eastern suburb of Damascus.

Notably, the city witnessed clashes between opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the pro-regime military forces over the last two weeks. 


Reporting by: Jewad al-Ali

Source: ARA News


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