16 killed, scores injured in mortar attacks on Syria

16 killed, scores injured in mortar attacks on Syria
Sat May 3, 2014 19:15:04

Mortar rounds fired by foreign-backed insurgents in Syria have struck major cities of Aleppo and Damascus, killing 16 civilians and wounding scores of others.

Twelve civilians were killed on Saturday when a terrorist mortar attack struck in the al-Aziziyeh neighborhood of Aleppo.

The mortar shells, which smashed into al-Salloum Hospital and Planet Hotel, also caused injury to 16 others.

A similar attack that targeted the Faculty of Trade and Economy at Aleppo University left 22 civilians injured, mostly students.

In another incident, four citizens, including a 16-year-old girl, were killed of a mortar shell fired by terrorists on al-Dweil'a neighborhood in Damascus.

A mortar shell, fired by terrorists, hit a minibus in al-Dweil'a, claiming the lives of 4 citizens and injuring 4 others and causing material damage to a number of cars, a police source said.

In April, meanwhile, a child was killed and others were injured, including women and children, in a series of terrorist attacks carried out by the armed terrorist groups in al-Dweil'a neighborhood.


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