Militants mortar attack in Damascus injures 10

Militants mortar attack in Damascus injures 10
Tue Jul 2, 2013 18:59:47

At least ten people including Syrian kids have been injured by foreign-backed militants in an attack on a residential area in the capital Damascus.

On Tuesday, a mortar shell fired by anti-government forces slammed into the al-Tadamun neighborhood, injuring at least ten people including a one-year-old kid and two five-year-old girls, the official news agency SANA reported.

The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment; four of them are in critical condition.

The attack also caused huge material damage to buildings and businesses.

On Monday, Syrian state TV said a mortar shell was fired by “terrorists” and hit an area near the parking lot of the Municipal Building in the eastern district of Kafar Souseh in the Syrian capital, but no one was killed or injured.

On the same day, the Syrian army said it had taken full control of the al-Eyn farmlands on the outskirts of the western city of Homs, killing a large number of foreign-backed militants in several neighborhoods of the strategic city.

Anti-Syria Takfiri extremists have been behind many of the deadly bombings targeting both civilians and government institutions across the country since the outbreak of the violence.

Syrian militants have recently used advanced weaponry, provided by the West and several regional governments, in a bid to help them regain their lost ground and forestall the advances of the Syrian army.

Syria crisis started as pro-reform protests but with interventions by the United States, UK and their regional and Western allies it soon turned to a massive insurgency which took in numerous terrorist groups from all over Europe and the Middle East to wage one of the bloodiest wars the region has ever experienced.

The war, which many fear is turning to a “war of hatred”, has already taken more than 90,000 lives.

A June 26 report by the Wall Street Journal said the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has begun transferring weapons to Jordan in order to arm the Syria militants.

This comes while European Union foreign ministers in their meeting in Brussels in May reached an agreement to lift the arms embargo on the militants in Syria.

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