Mortar attack on Damascus wounds 7

Mortar attack on Damascus wounds 7
Tue Aug 20, 2013 21:21:56

Militants in Syria have stepped up their attempts to attack Syrian capital, targeting several neighborhoods with mortar shells which left at least seven people injured.

On Tuesday, several mortar shells fired by militants landed on a residential area in the capital’s al-Amaara neighborhood, injuring at least five people.

In al-Zablatani area, a mortar round slammed into a house and injured one person.

Another civilian was also wounded after three mortar shells hit an area in Saad Zaghlol Street in al-Qassaa neighborhood.

Earlier this week, 14 Syrian civilians including four children, were killed in a mortar attack in Mleha district, southeast of Damascus.

On August 8, nearly 20 people were injured in a mortar attack which targeted the holy shrine of Hazrat Zaynab (AS), the daughter of the first Imam of Shia Muslims, Imam Ali (peace be upon him) and the granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), near the capital.

The site also came under a terrorist attack on July 19. Takfiris fired several mortar shells at the shrine, killing a custodian.

Turmoil has gripped Syria for more than two years now.

According to reports, Western powers and their regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey - are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

The United Nations says more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million displaced due to the foreign-backed militancy in Syria.

Over 1.8 million of the displaced Syrians are living in neighboring countries, mainly in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.


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