Terrorist attacks injure 6 in Damascus city and countryside, kill 2 in Aleppo

Damascus/Aleppo, SANA – Three citizens, among them a girl, were wounded by mortar shells on al-Shaghour, al-Abbasiyyeen and al-Qassaa’ areas in Damascus.

A source at the Police Command told SANA that terrorists targeted al-Shaghour neighborhood with three mortar shells, wounding a girl and leaving behind material damage.

The source added that a shell fell near al-Zahrawi hospital in al-Qassaa’ area, wounding two citizens and inflicting material damage.

Shrapnel of two mortar shells that landed in Fares al-Khoury Street in al-Abbasiyeen area caused damage to five cars.

Meanwhile, three citizens were wounded due to mortar attacks on Harasta neighborhood in Damascus countryside.

A source at the Police Command told SANA that five shells fired by terrorists hit a market and an intersection in Harasta, wounding three citizens and causing material damage to shops and cars.

Terrorist mortar and rocket attacks have become common in Damascus as well as in other provinces, hitting residential areas and indiscriminately claiming civilian lives.

A source in Aleppo province said that a mother and her child were killed, nine others were wounded, and material damage was caused by rocket shells fired by terrorists on al-Khalidiye neighborhood in Aleppo city on Saturday evening.

Lawyer al-Shaher assassinated by terrorists after days in captivity

Terrorists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) assassinated on Saturday lawyer Dawood Suleiman al-Shaher, who was member of the general commission of the Bar Association branch in Deir Ezzor, after several days in captivity.

A source in the province told SANA that al-Shaher was assassinated several days after terrorists from ISIS abducted him while he was on his way from Deir Ezzor to Damascus in al-Shoula area on the road between the two cities.

Al-Shaher worked as director of social affairs and labor in Deir Ezzor.

The Bar Association branch in Deir Ezzor issued a statement condemning the assassination which he described as “a geinous crime that no law or religion would condone.”

“Appalled as they are by the crime that adds to an outrageous track record of atrocities committed against the Syrian people, the Syrian lawyers will remain undaunted by such crimes, nor will they shy away from assuming their responsibilities in defending the Syrian people against terrorism and takfiri though,” added the statement.

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