Mortar shell kills 3 civilians in Syria’s Homs

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A mortar shell fired by foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government has killed three civilians in al-Ghouta in the western province of Homs.

On Monday, the mortar shell, which fell near the directorate of Health in al-Ghouta neighborhood, also injured many people and caused material damages to houses and cars in the vicinity, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

In another incident on the same day, foreign-backed Takfiri militants assassinated Sheikh Osama Tawfiq al-A’sar, Imam of the mosque of al-Qreir village in the countryside of Banias in Tartous.

Reports say that foreign-sponsored militants opened fire at sheikh al-A’sar in the farms of the village.

Syrian forces also launched attacks against the militants in the governorates of Idlib, Daraya, Lattakia, Homs, Daraa, and Aleppo on Sunday and killed a large number of them.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to the UN, more than 90,000 people have been killed and millions of others displaced in the violence.

Damascus says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

The Syrian government says the West and its regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants.

 

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