Mortar attack leaves Syria students dead, wounded

Mortar attack leaves Syria students dead, wounded
Thu Nov 28, 2013 14:08:39

A terrorist mortar attack on an Idleb university has left two civilians dead and 17 others injured.

Some 2 citizens, one of them a female student, were martyred and 17other students were injured as a result of the terrorist attack by mortar shells on a university in Idleb city, a source at Idleb Police Command told SANA on Thursday.

5 mortar shells landed on the university roundabout and the road leading to the 2nd Collage of Education, causing the martyrdom of a passerby and a student and the injury of 17 other students as the injured were admitted to the national hospital in Idleb.

Idleb Governor Safwan Abu Saadi, Secretary of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party, Idleb Branch Abdul-Salam al-Ahmad and Dens of the universities and members of the National Union of Syrian Students visited the injured students at the hospital.

Some 15 students were also killed in March when militants’ mortar bombs landed on the canteen of Damascus University’s College of Architecture.

In another heinous development, at least 10 students were killed in an attack on Aleppo University on January 15.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions of others displaced in the violence.

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


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