Car bomb attack kills 11 civilians in Syria’s capital


Car bomb explosion in Damascus. File photo

ARA News

Damascus, Syria – At least 11 Syrian civilians were killed on Saturday as a result of a car bomb explosion in Duma city in the eastern Ghouta of Damascus countryside.

None of the conflicting parties in Syria adopted the attack.

Mazen Ibrahim, civil rights activist based in Damascus, told ARA News that a car bomb exploded near al-Yaman hospital in the city center, killing 11 civilians and wounding dozens others, including women and children, who were transferred to nearby hospitals in the city.

Meanwhile, the pro-regime warplanes targeted the towns of Maliha and Deir al-Asafir with guided missiles in Damascus countryside, which led to a considerable material damage. No casualties reported.

Ahmad Sabbagh, another civil rights activist from the city of Damascus, stated to ARA News that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters imposed a curfew in the town of Yilda in Damascus countryside, after fierce clashes with members of al-Qaeda splinter group of the Islamic State (previously known as ‘ISIL’) on the outskirts of the town.

The clashes led to the death and inury of many fighters on both sides. The clashes came after the ISIL militants’ withdrawal from the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus.


Reporting by: Jawad al-Ali

Source: ARA News

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