Dozens of civilians have been killed and injured in the Damascus suburb of Jaramana, after militants targeted a local market with a rocket.
At least 35 people have been killed in the attack, SANA news agency reports, citing Haysam Al-Husseini, the Damascus Hospital director. “35 dead bodies have been delivered to the hospital following the rocket attack on the market in the Kashkul district of Jaramana,” Al-Husseini said.
While a total number of wounded remains unclear, it is likely that dozens have been injured in the incident. Earlier, RIA Novosti reported, citing local police, that 24 people were killed and 32 injured in the shelling. The militants have apparently launched a massive artillery attack on the residential neighborhoods of the capital, as some 20 civilians have also been injured in two other separate incidents on Tuesday, according to media reports.