Fresh violence hit Damascus following presidential elections


Syrian rebels fire a mortar towards regime forces stationed at Kwiriss airport in Al-Bab. Photo: AFP

ARA News

Damascus, Syria – The pro-regime military forces bombed on Wednesday al-Tadamon area and Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in the capital Damascus, south of Syria.

Yezen Ibrahim, civil activist from Damascus, stated to ARA News that the regime forces, stationed in Nisreen Street in al-Tadamon neighbourhood, bombed rebels-held parts of the neighbourhood with mortars, without recording any casualties.

Meanwhile, a missile strike and artillery targeted the Yarmouk refugee camp south of the capital from Abraj al-Qa’a in the neighborhood of al-Midan and Qasion Mount, without reports of injuries, local sources reported. This coincided with the fall of a mortar shell on the Faculty of Law at the University of Damascus in Barameka area.

Other shells landed on al-Mazra’a area, Abu Rummaneh district, Baghdad Street downtown where the damage was confined to properties.

Ibrahim pointed out that a woman was injured when a mortar shell (launched from unknown source) hit the building of Baath Party building in al-Adawi area, and she was transferred to the nearby hospital of al-Hayat.

This comes amid bombardment of the city of Darayya in Western Ghouta with explosive barrels by the Syrian air force, coinciding with clashes in the eastern and southern parts of the city between the regime forces and fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

Recently, Damascus was exposed to a wave of mortar fire of unanimous sources. The attacks coincided with holding the presidential elections in central Damascus and its surroundings which are under the regime forces’ control.


Reporting by: Jawad al-Ali

Source: ARA News

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