Terrorist Mortar Attacks in Syria Leave 6 Children Killed
Terrorist mortar attacks on Damascus Thursday killed six people, all are children, and injured five others, state-run SANA news agency reported.
According to a Police Command source, four mortar shells fired by terrorists hit al-Dakhaniyeh area, killing 6 children and wounding five more citizens, as three other people sustained shrapnel wounds due to a mortar shell that hit the intersection of Harasta suburb.
Meanwhile, three mortar shells hit Burj al-Rous area in al-Qassaa quarter in the capital Damascus, causing injury to a citizen and material damage to a house and a car.
A source at Damascus Police Command said that five citizens were injured by a mortar shell which landed near al-Jahez park, in addition to huge material damage caused in the surrounding area.
The source added that two mortar shells landed near al-Jamarek roundabout, injuring two citizens and causing material damage.
Moreover, terrorists detonated an explosive device in a sewage canal on Damascus-Sweida highway between the villages of Buraq and al-Sura al-Kabira on the border in Daraa province, causing material damage only.
A source at Sweida police command said that terrorists blew up the canal with explosives after midnight, adding that maintenance workshops are repairing the road after finding an alternative road for passers-by.
The source clarified that engineering units dismantled 12 explosives found near the canal.