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    Two Killed, 20 Injured as Shell Falls in Central Damascus - Source

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    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – Two people were killed and 20 others were injured as a shell launched by terrorists fell in central Damascus, a local police source told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    Earlier in the day, the source reported about one killed and 12 injured people after the shell was launched by terrorists from the Yarmouk camp.

    According to the source, the shell hit a building located in the vicinity of the Victoria bridge in Damascus.

    Earlier, the Syrian government forces regained control over the eastern neighborhoods of the district of Yarmouk located south of Damascus, with a small part in southern Damascus is still controlled by Daesh*.

    READ MORE: Militants Left Southern Areas of Syria's Damascus Including Yarmouk Camp

    The Syrian army has reduced the mortar fire on the city, as militants are no longer within range of many residential areas and districts housing governmental buildings.

    The country has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the government forces fighting against numerous opposition groups and terrorist organizations. After the terror defeat announced last year, the Syrian forces managed to gain control of almost the whole territory of the country.

    *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia


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