At least 35 people have been killed in a militant shelling on a market in the Syrian capital of Damascus, the country’s state-run news angecy SANA reported on March 20 citing a health official.
“35 dead bodies have been delivered to the hospital following the rocket attack on the market in the Kashkul district of Jaramana,” Damascus Hospital director Al-Husseini said.
According to local sources, the final number of casualties will likely grow because many people have been also injured in the attack.
Earlier on the same day, reports appeared that at least 20 people had been injured in separate shelling attacks.
Jaish al-Islam, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), Faylaq al-Rahman and Ahrar al-Sham shell government-held areas in the Syrian capiital almost on a daily basis. This is one of the reaons behind the government forces’ will to secure Eastern Ghouta.