Civilians terrorized in Damascus



ARA News

Damascus, Syria– On Friday, mortar shells of unknown sources continued to fall on areas in the city of Damascus and its countryside, causing a state of panic among civilians −whose numbers increased in relatively calm areas of the Syrian Capital. 

Speaking to ARA News, Yazan Ibrahim, a local activist based in Damascus city, said that a mortar shell fell on Faris al-Khori Street in the predominantly Christian neighbourhood of al-Qassa’ in central Damascus, without causing any casualties.

Meanwhile, several mortar shells fell near al-Mazzeh Highway on Friday evening, causing material damage, according to local sources.  

In his turn, Ahmad Sabbagh, an activist based in Damascus city, told ARA News that fierce clashes erupted on Friday between pro-Assad military forces and opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the vicinity of al-Qabun district. 

“The clashes coincided with artillery shelling by the regime forces (stationed on Qasiyun Mount) on the vicinity of the clashes’ area in al-Qabun,” Sabbagh said. 

In another context, the Syrian Red Crescent distributed in cooperation with some concerned international organizations amounts of food aids on the residents of Mukhaiyam al-Yarmouk (Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees) south of Damascus city, amid the continuation of the siege imposed by pro-Assad military forces on the area.


Reporting by: Jewad al-Ali

Source: ARA News


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