Three civilians martyred, 22 others injured due to attacks with shells in Damascus and its Countryside

Damascus - Three civilians, two children among them, were martyred and 22 other citizens were injured when the armed groups fired shells on Damascus and its Countryside in a new violation of the de-escalation zone agreement in Eastern Ghouta.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that armed groups positioned in Eastern Ghouta fired on Thursday a mortar shell on Barzeh neighborhood, killing a child and injuring six civilians.


Six other citizens were injured and a material damage was caused due to mortar shells fired by the armed groups on al-Qamariyah neighborhood, Bab Touma, al-Baramkeh and Aleppo Street, the source added.

A source at Damascus Countryside Police Command said that the armed groups fired several mortar rounds on Jaramana area, causing material damage to the houses and properties.

Later, the source said that a child was martyred and ten others were injured due to an attack with eight shells on al-Wafideen Camp, adding that ten other shells were landed in the vicinity of Harasta residential suburb.

Another civilian was martyred in an attack with rocket shells on Jaramana, the source added.

Units of the Syrian Arab Army have responded to the attacks by conducting precise strikes against the areas from which the shells were launched, destroying a number of rocket launching pads and fortified positions and inflicting heavy losses upon the armed groups.