Dozens of People Killed in a Terrorist Attack in Damascus [Update]

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March 11th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– A Mayadeen, SANA – – translated by Samer Hussein –      


Terrorist struck Bab Msalla square in central Damascus, Syria’s capital city. The twin bombing has so far claimed the lives of at least 40 people and left more than 100 injured. Most of the victims are said to be Iraqi pilgrims.

According to the source from Damascus police, the terrorist attack was caused by two explosive devices that were placed near the cemetery gates in the Bab Al Saghir area. No responsibility for the attack was claimed as of yet. 

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Since early morning, terrorist groups are firing rocket-propelled grenades and mortars at the residential areas of Damascus, that resulted in several civilian casualties.

A source at the Damascus Police Command told that the terrorists fired rocket-propelled grenades and mortars at the Shaghour, Sakba and Bab Touma neighbourhoods, located in Damascus’s old city, earlier on Saturday morning. Several people were reportedly injured, in addition to the material damage caused to the public and private property.

Damascus has been under terrorists fire for the past two days due to Syrian military gains in Al Qaboun.

A residential building, located behind the Dar Al Shifa hospital in the residential neighborhood of Al Adawi was yesterday hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, causing material damage. The terrorists stationed in Qaboun district of Eastern Ghouta are believed to be behind the attack.

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