Attack Wounds Sixteen in Syria: Media

Tue Apr 04 2023
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DAMASCUS: A bus attack in Syria near the Jordan’s border injured at least 16 people, Syrian state media said on Monday.

State news agency SANA reported that 16 employees of the Syrian-Jordanian duty free zone were wounded following terrorists planted an explosive device near the bus,”.

16 injured in Syria: State media

The bus was attacked at the Saida bridge on the Amman- Damascus- highway,” in Syria’s Daraa province, state media said. Daraa province was the cradle of uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in 2011, but it returned to Assad’s control in 2018 as per a ceasefire agreement backed by Moscow.

But the area has been wracked by wave of violence for several years.

Today’s attack reported one day after a rare car blast rocked Damascus, with no deaths reported and no one claiming the responsibility.

On January 30, an attack on a bus carrying Syrian police personnel injured 15 officers in Daraa, which is mostly controlled by Syria’s government forces and former rebels who had reached agreement with the government.

The Syrian conflict broke out in 2011 with the brutal suppression of anti-government protest demonstrations, and escalated into a deadly conflict that pulled in foreign forces and global extremists.

Over half a million people have been killed and about half of Syria’s pre-war public has been forced from their houses.

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