E Ghouta militants target Damascus and its countryside with 42 mortar and rocket shells

A civilian was injured and material damage was caused as a result of three shells fired by the armed groups positioned in eastern Ghouta on Pakistan Street and the Old City of Damascus, a source at Damascus Police Command said.

Renewing their violation of the de-escalation zone agreement in the Eastern Ghouta, armed groups on Saturday targeted with 42 mortar and rocket shells and sniper fire the residential neighborhoods in Damascus.

The source added that a citizen was injured in sniper shooting by armed groups in the surroundings of al-Abbasiyeen area in the eastern part of Damascus.

Material damage was caused to a number of houses and a mosque in al-Joura neighborhood in the old City of Damascus, the source said adding that the archaeological wall of Bab Touma neighborhood was also damaged due to a mortar shell fired by armed groups.

A source at Damascus Countryside Police Command said that the armed groups fired two shells on al-Homsi neighborhood in Jaramana city, injuring a woman and causing material damage.

The source added that 28 shells were fired by the armed groups on Harasta residential suburb and the surrounding areas, leaving material damage to homes and properties, but no casualties

Earlier in the morning, armed groups fired five mortar shells on Baghdad St., al-Zablatani area and the neighborhoods of Bab Sharqi and Barzeh al-Balad, causing material damage to the properties.

In a response to the attacks by the armed groups, army units carried out precise bombardments against the areas from which the shells were fired, inflicting heavy losses upon armed groups in the personnel and equipment.