Updated- 7 workers killed in shelling attack on a mill in Homs

Homs, SANA – Seven persons were killed in a shelling attack by armed groups on al-Walid Mill near Homs city.

SANA reporter in Homs said two rocket shells fired by armed groups positioned in a number of areas and farms in Homs northern countryside hit al-Walid Mill on the outskirts of Homs city, claiming the lives a number of workers and injuring many others.

The attack, which constitutes a new breach of de-escalation zone agreement in the northern countryside of Homs, also caused massive material damage to the mill, the reporter said.

Dr. Hassan al-Jundi, Head of the Health Directorate in Homs, told SANA that the attack caused the death of 7 persons and the injury of more others, adding that the death toll is likely to rise as many of the wounded have sustained serious injuries.

The Director of the Mill Samir Salameh said that the mill went out of service completely due to the huge material damage that reached about 75%, indicating that the capacity of the mill is one ton per day.

M.al-Frieh/H. Said

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