20 Civilians Killed , Dozens Injured in Damascus Terrorist Mortar Attack

Wed Jan 6, 2016 18:28:04

In foreign-backed terrorists mortar attack in Damascus at least 20 civilians have been killed dozens more sustained injuries.

The Syrian Interior Ministry said dozens sustained injuries in the assaults on areas near Damascus’ Al-Abed and Baghdad streets on Wednesday, Syria's official SANA news agency reported.

An unidentified source at Damascus Police Command also said the casualties came after terrorists based in the Eastern Ghouta region fired mortar shells at residential neighborhoods in the Syrian capital, causing material damage to properties.

Meanwhile, a unit of the Syrian army destroyed positions held by militants in the northwestern city of Aleppo as well as roads used for providing al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front terrorists with aid from Turkey.

An informed military source, whose name was not mentioned in reports, further noted that a number of terrorists as well as their armored vehicles were demolished in the Syrian army operation in Aleppo.

Elsewhere in the town of Talbiseh, located in the central province of Homs, several militants were killed in clashes with the Syrian army.

The Syrian military continued its advances in Harasta al Qantarah, seizing control over five buildings in the Eastern Ghouta after inflicting losses on terrorists there, the Lebanese al-Ahed news website reported.

Heavy clashes were also reported between Daesh elements and al-Nusra Front militants in the western outskirts of Dara’a Province.

Syrian forces have recently been making rapid advances against terrorists, who are committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious groups, in several parts of the Arab country; Press TV reported.


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