Mortar shells kill five students in Syria’s Hama
On Monday, Syria’s official SANA news agency quoted a source at Hama Police Command as saying that four mortar shells landed near a school in the al-Raabiya town of the province.
Several other students were also injured in the attack.
Meanwhile, in the northern city of Raqqah, at least six militants from the al-Qaeda-linked group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were killed in clashes with Kurdish fighters.
The development came a day after nearly 25 people were wounded in mortar attacks on Jaramana city which is located in a Damascus suburb.
The foreign-backed militants operating in Syria have been conducting mortar attacks with increasing frequency in recent weeks.
On January 1, seven mortar shells fired by the militants slammed into residential areas in the al-Qasa’a neighborhood of the capital, leaving two people dead.
On December 31, 2013, three people died and several others were injured in a similar assault carried out in the al-Mahatta neighborhood of Damascus.
The flashpoint city of Aleppo in northwestern Syria has also been hit by mortar attacks over the past weeks.
The latest such assault was carried out by armed groups on December 26, when mortar shells landed in several residential areas of the city, killing at least five people.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.
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