07:34 GMT07 May 2021
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    Islamist militants have shelled the predominantly Christian neighborhood of Bab Touma in the Old City of Damascus, injuring at least four civilians, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Saturday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – Three missiles fell near Bab Touma’s square, one of which exploded near a small Sheikh Raslan Mosque, located just outside the old city gate of Damascus neighborhood.

    According to the preliminary data, four civilians sustained shrapnel injuries. In particular, two women were wounded standing next to a minibus stop.

    A representative of the Syrian armed forces at a Bab Touma checkpoint told RIA Novosti that the ambulances had already arrived at the scene to provide the victims with the first aid.


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