Mortars Kill 14, Wound Scores In Damascus - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Mortars Kill 14, Wound Scores In Damascus

Posted: Updated:
Four mortar shells exploded on Tuesday in central Damascus, killing 14 people and wounding scores, state media said.

The attacks in the Syrian capital come a day after President Bashar Assad announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential elections, a race he is likely to win amid a raging civil war that initially started as an uprising against his rule.

The official SANA news agency said four shells struck in the capital's Shaghour neighborhood on Tuesday morning. State TV said 14 people were killed in the attacks and 86 were injured.

An official at the Damascus Police Command told The Associated Press that two of the mortar shells hit a school complex. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government regulations.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Rebels have frequently fired mortars into the capital from opposition-held suburbs. SANA blamed the attacks on terrorists — a term used by Assad's government for rebels fighting to oust him.

Many of the opposition-held neighborhoods around Damascus have been under a crippling government blockade for months with no food and medicine allowed to reach trapped civilians inside.

-Associated Press

  • National NewsMore>>

  • The Latest: States investigate Uber over massive data breach

    The Latest: States investigate Uber over massive data breach

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-23 02:22:07 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the data breach at Uber (all times local):  6:30 p.m. More U.S. states say they're investigating Uber over the ride-hailing company's massive data breach.    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Republican, sent a letter Wednesday telling Uber to notify customers if their personal information might have been affected and demanding that the ride-hailing company make changes to protect data.    Massachusetts Attorney ...

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the data breach at Uber (all times local):  6:30 p.m. More U.S. states say they're investigating Uber over the ride-hailing company's massive data breach.    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Republican, sent a letter Wednesday telling Uber to notify customers if their personal information might have been affected and demanding that the ride-hailing company make changes to protect data.    Massachusetts Attorney ...

  • Group pulls guns on woman in Texas, dogs scare them off

    Group pulls guns on woman in Texas, dogs scare them off

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 7:54 PM EST2017-11-23 00:54:25 GMT
    Courtesy NBC NewsCourtesy NBC News

    KILLEEN, Tex. NBC - A woman in Killeen, Texas is safe after she was almost held at gunpoint during an attempted robbery.  Now she's sharing the video in an effort to warn other residents to be on alert and to keep the would-be thieves from targeting anyone else. In the video, the victim and another man were standing in front of a door trying to get the neighbors to open up. She wanted to warn them about a break in that had happened in the area. 

    KILLEEN, Tex. NBC - A woman in Killeen, Texas is safe after she was almost held at gunpoint during an attempted robbery.  Now she's sharing the video in an effort to warn other residents to be on alert and to keep the would-be thieves from targeting anyone else. In the video, the victim and another man were standing in front of a door trying to get the neighbors to open up. She wanted to warn them about a break in that had happened in the area. 

  • WATCH: Fire deliberately set inside Texas Walmart

    WATCH: Fire deliberately set inside Texas Walmart

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 7:21 PM EST2017-11-23 00:21:19 GMT
    Jackie SinclairJackie Sinclair

    CEDAR PARK, Tex. Sales were literally on fire at a Walmart in Cedar Park, Texas Wednesday.  Walmart shoppers were surprised to find two separate fires inside the store.  According to NBC2, police say the suspect, who is not currently in custody, set one near the clothing section and another near the vacuums.  The store's sprinkler system was activated and firefighters helped extinguish the flames.  Everyone evacuated the store and no one 

    CEDAR PARK, Tex. Sales were literally on fire at a Walmart in Cedar Park, Texas Wednesday.  Walmart shoppers were surprised to find two separate fires inside the store.  According to NBC2, police say the suspect, who is not currently in custody, set one near the clothing section and another near the vacuums.  The store's sprinkler system was activated and firefighters helped extinguish the flames.  Everyone evacuated the store and no one 

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.