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Iran Press TV

Militant mortar attack leaves one dead in Damascus

Iran Press TV

Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:56PM

At least one person has been killed after Takfiri militants fired mortar rounds at residential areas in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Syria's state television said on Thursday that the Mezzeh neighborhood and Ommayad Square in Damascus came under mortar attack by militants linked to the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front.

The violence came after two days of aerial bombing of areas held by militants.

A day earlier, at least a dozen people lost their lives and 20 others became injured in separate rocket attacks carried out by Daesh foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists in Aleppo and other areas.

Earlier this month, at least 17 civilians lost their lives and 101 others were injured when several rockets fired by militants struck neighborhoods across Dara'a.

Takfiri militants have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, such as public decapitations and crucifixions, against all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians, in the areas they have overrun since 2011.

Syria accuses Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar of funding and arming terrorist groups operating inside the country, including Daesh.

About 6.36 million people have been displaced internally and more than four million others have fled the country since the beginning of the conflict. That accounts for 45 percent of the country's population, which has shrunk by 21 percent.

A recent study by London-based Conflict Armament Research (CAR) found that most of the components including chemicals, fertilizers, wire, and electronics, used by militants are being funneled through Turkey to the areas under Daesh control in Syria and Iraq.

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