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At Least 1 Civilian Killed in Militants' Shelling of Damascus' Suburbs

© Sputnik / Mikhail Voskresenskiy /  / Go to the mediabankA view of Damascus from Qasioun Mountain
A view of Damascus from Qasioun Mountain - Sputnik International
The militants have reportedly shelled the suburbs of the Syrian Damascus, causing civilian casualties and material damage to both public and private buildings.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At least one civilian was killed and one more was injured after the militants shelled the suburbs of the Syrian capital, as well as a refugee camp, local media reported.

The SANA news agency reported on Saturday that the militants, who shelled Harasta suburb and the Wafedeen camp, violated the de-escalation zone agreement in Eastern Ghouta. The media outlet added that the militants fired four mortar shells and caused material damage to both public and private buildings.

A Syrian army soldier during an assault on Jabhat al-Nusra fighters in Aleepos eastern district of Suleiman al-Halabi - Sputnik International
Syrian Army Surrounds Terrorist Stronghold Near Damascus - Reports
Eastern Ghouta is one of the four de-escalation zones created at the Astana talks on Syrian reconciliation, brokered by Russia, Iran and Turkey.

Earlier, it has been reported that after intense clashes in a settlement south-west of Damascus, near a strategic area at the Israeli-Lebanese border, Syrian government forces and their allies, backed by airstrikes and heavy artillery shelling, have surrounded a stronghold of al-Nusra Front terrorist group. According to Al Mayadeen broadcaster, the terrorists asked to start negotiations on their exit from the territory.

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