Syria

Mortar attack leaves 8 injured in Damascus

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Eight people have been wounded in a mortar attack on the residential area of al-Midan in the Syrian capital, Damascus, state news agency SANA says.

According to the agency, the attack was launched by foreign-backed militants on Monday.

Police sources said three shells fell in the area, wounding eight citizens and inflicting damage.

The militants also fired mortar shells on al-Abbasyeen area of the capital, the sources added, but no one was injured in the assault.

Also on Monday, around 30 people, including one child, were killed in a car bomb blast in the town of Darkush in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.

The bomb reportedly went off at a market in an area which is under the control of foreign-backed militants.

The death toll is expected to rise as a large number of people suffered serious injuries.

On Sunday, two explosives-laden cars went off near the state TV headquarters in Damascus.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed due to the violence in the country.

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