Jan 22, 2018 19:55 UTC
  • Terrorist mortar attack kills 9 Syrian civilians, injures 21 in Damascus

At least nine people have lost their lives and nearly two dozen others sustained injuries when foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants carried out a mortar attack against a residential area in Syria’s capital city of Damascus.

A source at Damascus police command center, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Syria’s official news agency SANA that nine people were killed and 21 others injured when mortar shells fired by militants positioned in the Eastern Ghouta region struck the central and predominantly Christian neighborhood of Bab Touma.

The source added that the casualties occurred when a shell fell on a bus stop in the area.

On January 9, at least five people were killed and others injured in a series of militant mortar attacks against the same area in Damascus.

Also on Monday, militant mortar fire caused material damage to residential buildings and private cars in the al-Qassa'a and al-Shaqour districts of the capital.