The Islamist rebels from Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) and Faylaq Al-Rahman (Al-Rahman Corps) fired over 100 rockets and mortar shells into the nation’s capital of Damascus on Sunday, killing a dozen civilians and injuring over 60 others.
Jaysh Al-Islam and their associates have alleged that these indiscriminate mortar shells and rockets fired into Damascus are a reprisal for the Syrian Air Force’s aerial bombardment of the East Ghouta area in the Rif Dimashq Governorate; however, growing dissent amongst the civilian population in the East Ghouta have left many questioning the leadership of Zahran Alloush.
According to local sources inside the nation’s capital, the indiscriminate rockets and mortar shells fired by Jaysh Al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman struck Dhiyya Al-Assad, Jaramana, Abu Ramani, Al-Maliki, Al-Baramakah, Al-Zablatani, Al-‘Amarah, Bab Touma, Al-Mazra’at, and 1st Street in Damascus City on Sunday.
The majority of the rockets and mortar shells fired by Jaysh Al-Islam and Faylaq Al-Rahman were reportedly launched in the nearby cities of Harasta, Jobar, Douma, Zamalka, Zibdeen, Kafr Batna, and Beit Sawa.
This is not the first time that Jaysh Al-Islam and their affiliates have targeted the densely populated city of Damascus, the Islamist group and their allies fire indiscriminate rockets and mortar shells daily, while they also obstruct civilians from fleeing the cities under their control.