Insurgents shell main prison near Syrian capital, killing 10
The shelling of Adra Prison came a day after government airstrikes on a Damascus suburb killed more than 20 people
Insurgents shelled the central prison near the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday as well as residential neighborhoods in the city, killing at least 11 and wounding more than 40.
The Interior Ministry statement, carried by state TV, said the shelling of the prison area killed 10 and wounded 40. It did not say if the dead and wounded included prisoners from the jail known as Adra Prison, just northeast of Damascus. The statement did not say which specific insurgent group was responsible for the attack.
Later Sunday, insurgents fired shells into residential neighborhoods in Damascus killing one person and wounding seven, according to state TV.
Infographic: Insurgents shell main prison near Damascus
Insurgents have shelled Damascus on several occasions in recent weeks, killing and wounding dozens of people.
Sunday’s shelling of Adra Prison and nearby areas came a day after government airstrikes on a Damascus suburb killed more than 20 people and wounded dozens in the latest wave of government attacks on the crowded rebel-held area.
Also Sunday, state news agency SANA said government air force attacks killed more than 50 militants in the coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad.
Syria’s civil war, now in its fifth year, has killed more than 250,000 people and wounded more than a million according to the U.N.
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