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    This Friday, August 23, 2013 file photo, black columns of smoke from heavy shelling in Barzeh, a suburb of Damascus, Syria.

    Damascus Shelled by Militants, 22 People Injured - Police Source

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    Over the past months, the shelling of Syria's capital by Daesh militants has intensified, with the latest incident occurring on November 16 killing one person and injuring another 13.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — Militant grenade launcher in Eastern Ghouta fired several shells at the Al Mujtahid and Set Zaynab districts in Damascus leaving 22 civilians injured, a local police source told Sputnik on Saturday.

    According to the source, the shelling has caused significant material damage.

    READ MORE: Terrorists Shell Central Damascus, Casualties Reported — Syrian State Media

    Shellings have recently increased in Damascus, with the recent taking place the day before, with at least 4 civilians, including a child, being killed as a result of an attack by militants.

    According to the information provided by sources close to Astana talks on the Syrian peace settlement, Damascus may become a new safe zone in Syria in addition to those alreadyexisting  in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, as well as the northwestern Idlib, Latakia, Hama and Aleppo and the north of the central Homs province, southern Daraa and Quneitra regions.

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