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Terrorist Rocket Attacks Kill 9, Injure Dozens More in Major Cities

Nine civilians killed with many more injured by terrorist rocket and mortar attacks across major cities
Terrorist Rocket Attacks Kill 9, Injure Dozens More in Major Cities

A barrage of rockets and mortars fired by terrorists on various residential neighborhoods in the city of Damascus on Sunday has left three civilians dead, with the army responding by striking the sources of the attacks.


More than 30 civilians have so far been reported injured, some of them critically, by the attacks which took place in the vicinity of al-Shahbandar Square in al-Mazra’a neighborhood, the surroundings of Arnous Square, Mazzeh, al-Abed Street, al-Midan, al-Fahhameh, al-Rawda, Baghdad Street, al-Abbasiyeen area, Rukn Eddin, opposite the Higher Education Ministry, and near Al-Fayhaa Sports Complex, according to the Police Command.


The Police Command claimed one woman was killed after being hit with shrapnel from a shell. She was rushed to the French Hospital, but she succumbed to her wounds.


Another woman was killed and three injured when a shell hit a house in Oush al-Warwar neighborhood, while a source at Al-Muwasat Hospital said that 12 people injured by the attacks arrived to the hospital, while one eventually succumbed to their wounds. A further 18 civilians arrived at Damascus Hospital, with six admitted to the Red Crescent Hospital.


More mortars and rockets hit the areas of Mazzeh 86 (around the Damascus University dormitory), Kafersousa, al-Midan, al-Fahameh, al-Rawdeh, Baghdad Street, al-Abbasiyeen (surrounding the Higher Education Ministry building) and near al-Faihaa Sports Hall, causing significant material damage.


In response to the attacks, army units pounded several positions held by the takfiri terrorist organizations in Eastern Ghouta, from which the shelling was fired on the capital, according to a military source.


Similar attacks took place yesterday in al-Zablatani area and al-Qusour and al-Amara neighborhoods in Damascus city, claiming three civilian lives and injuring 12 others.


In the same context, a fresh rocket attack was launched by terrorists against al-Ashrafiyeh neighborhood in the city of Aleppo, northern Syria, leaving three civilians dead.


The attack also resulted in injury to 11 other civilians, in addition to material damage to houses and shops.


According to a source from Aleppo province, the terrorists who fired the rockets are stationed in Bani Aid neighborhood.


Several neighborhoods in Aleppo city have been the target of repeated mortar and rocket attacks by terrorists, claiming many civilian lives.


Three civilians were killed and nine others were injured when terrorists fired two rockets on Sunday on the neighborhoods of the coastal city of Lattakia.


A source from the province told SANA that one rocket landed in a house’s garden in the area of a savings housing project, while the other one landed near Haron roundabout, resulting in the death of three civilians and injuring nine others, including a girl.


The attack caused huge material damage on private property and cars in the area.

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