Three civilians killed, 19 injured by shells fired by armed groups on Damascus

Damascus, SANA – Three civilians were killed and 19 others got injured on Tuesday when armed groups targeted residential neighborhoods in Damascus city with mortar shells, in a new violation of the de-escalation zone agreement.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that the armed groups positioned in several areas in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside attacked the neighborhoods of Qassa and Bab Touma with shells, claiming the lives of two civilians and injuring 14 others, in addition to causing material damage to houses and cars in the areas.

Later, the source said that two mortar shells fired by armed groups fell in al-Shaghour area, killing one civilian, injuring others, and causing material damage.

SANA’s correspondent said that the Syrian Arab Army targeted with precision strikes the sources of the shells in the depths of the Eastern Ghouta, inflicting losses upon the armed groups.

R. Milhem / Hazem Sabbagh

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