Source: Xinhua English
DAMASCUS, May 20 (Xinhua) — A mortar shell slammed into a school in an upscale neighborhood in the capital Damascus Wednesday, injuring 23 students and killing one female teacher, the official Syrian TV reported.

The mortar round exploded at a school in the upscale neighborhood of Malki, said the report.

The attack comes as part of ongoing mortar shelling from rebel-held areas at the outskirts of the capital against residential neighborhoods in different parts of Damascus.

A day earlier, two mortar shells struck the Russian embassy in northern Damascus, leaving only damages.

Meanwhile, the official SANA news agency said the Syrian army backed by the Shiite Lebanese Hezbollah group continued to advance against the rebel positions in the rugged Qalamoun region north of Damascus and along the borderline with Lebanon, capturing new hilltops as part of the ongoing military showdown there.

SANA – Reports
Source: SANAEnglish

Provinces, SANA- A civilian was killed and eight others were injured on Thursday in separate terrorist mortar attacks that hit al-Mazraa neighborhood in Damascus city and Harasta suburb and al-Wafideen Camp in Damascus countryside.

Two mortar shells fired by terrorists landed in the residential al-Mazraa neighborhood, leaving a civilian killed and three others injured, in addition to causing material damages to several houses, cars and shops in the area, the Police told SANA.

In Damascus Countryside, five more civilians were injured by a mortar shell that fell in al-Wafideen Camp neighborhood.

A third terrorist attack with three mortar shells hit areas in Harasta suburb, causing material damage only.

On Wednesday, a teacher was killed and 23 students were injured in a terrorist mortar attack that hit a Basic Education school in al- Malki neighborhood in Damascus city.


Four civilians were killed and 15 others were injured in a terrorist rocket attack on Iszaa city in Daraa, southern Syria.

Terrorists targeted Izraa city with several rockets, killing four civilians and injuring 15 others, some of who are in critical condition, a source in Daraa province told SANA.

The rockets also caused material damage to residents’ houses and properties.

Earlier today, terrorists targeted the Airport neighborhood in Daraa city with a number of shells at the time when Basic Education students were heading to schools to take final exams.

No human casualties were reported however, the source said.


In the same context, terrorists targeted the residential al-Ashrafiyeh neighborhood in Aleppo city with several rocket shells, leaving two civilians killed.

The rockets were fired by terrorists positioned in Bani Zaid neighborhood.

17 more civilians were also reported injured in the attack.

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