Two Syrian civilians killed in militant mortar attacks
According to a source at the Syrian Police Command, 14 other civilians suffered injuries in the attack. The mortar shells fired by the Takfiri militants caused material damage to the buildings in the Old City of Damascus, the official SANA news agency reported on Thursday.
According to the source, a shell fired by the militants landed in the al-Qiemariyeh neighborhood, claiming the life a civilian and injuring six others.
The source added that a second shell struck the Bab Sharqi district, killing another civilian and injuring eight others.
Yet another mortar shell hit the Daf al-Sakhr neighborhood in the city of Jaramana near the capital, wounding an individual and causing material damage to the buildings in the area.
Elsewhere in the city of Homs, a funeral was held for dozens of people killed in blasts that targeted two schools on Wednesday. The blasts reportedly took place in the Akrameh neighborhood of the city.
Teachers and students of all schools in Homs also held a minute of silence to honor the victims who were mostly children.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. The Western powers and their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – are reportedly supporting the militants operating inside Syria.
More than 191,000 people have been killed in over three years of fighting in the war-ravaged country, says the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), calling the figure a probable “underestimate of the real total number of people killed.”
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