BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 P.M.) – Syrian militant groups operating east of Damascus have, during the course of a single day, unleashed a crescendo rocket and shell fire onto civilian targets within the capital, also targeting government-run evacuation points for people attempting to escape rebel-controlled areas.
According to reports, Friday has witnessed militant artillery units fire-off 71 rocket (including ballistic designs) and mortar explosive projectiles at various government-controlled neighborhoods and evacuation sites across Damascus.
At least thirty projectiles hit the Dahiyat Al-Assad suburb and another 10 hit the Jaramana suburb.
Furthermore, eight projectiles struck the Al-Wafideen camp site where the Syrian Army has set up an evacuation point for civilians attempting to escape militant-held areas of East Ghouta.
The remainder of the rockets and mortar rounds landed across the districts of Mazzeh, Bab Tuma, Kassa and Rukn Ad-Deen.
As of Saturday, the civilian casualty toll has bene tallied at three killed and 60 injured – among this some 14 children.