Syrian state TV: 2 killed in shelling of capital Damascus

For years, the capital has seen repeated shelling from Damascus suburbs.

16 May 2018 | 14:55

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 16 May 2018 | 14:55

This undated photo shows smoke billowing following reported air strikes on rebel positions in the opposition-controlled district of Qaboun on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus in the Eastern Ghouta region. (AFP Photo)

DAMASCUS, Syria: Syrian state TV has said two people have been killed and 19 others injured when a shell fired by “terrorist groups” fell in the heart of the Syrian capital.

State TV quoted Damascus police saying the shell which landed near Victoria bridge in central Damascus on Wednesday also caused damage.

Even though government forces have nearly gained full control of areas surrounding the capital from rebel forces, they are still battling remnants of Islamic State militants south of Damascus.

For years, the capital has seen repeated shelling from Damascus suburbs.



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